26 Nov '14, 1pm

A building with its own built-in hill for strolling on during lunch:

We visited NTU’s School of Art, Design and Media as part of a recent trip hosted by Singapore ‘s Buildings and Construction Authority . We’d always known that the 5-story building had a spectacular green roof, but on our visit, we also learned that it is Green Mark Platinum-certified with a host of energy-saving features. According to Green Mark, the mixed-use space boasts an estimated annual energy savings of 119,134 kWh as well as an estimated water savings of 1,171 m3 per year. We also snooped around inside of the building a bit and noticed that the common areas were only minimally air-conditioned and the bathrooms were cooled by fan. A rainwater collection system is also in place. Inside, the daylit space offers a multitude of uses including teachers’ offices, a lecture hall, a library, classrooms and study areas. The front of the building also showcases a gallery wher...

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