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School of art brings a new slant to the rooftop garden

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June 9, 2011

The School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University campus in Singapore ...

The School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University campus in Singapore featuring a turfed rooftop.

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Architectural firm CPG Consultants has fulfilled its "green" brief by incorporating a grassed rooftop into the flowing lines of the 5-storey School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

The 18,000 sqm building maintains the fluidity of the surrounding valley from the entrance to the main foyer and up into the external turfed roofs. Featured internal glass walls serve to enhance this visual connectivity with the lush surrounding, whilst also allowing light to flood through the classrooms.

Aside from its impressive visual impact, the grassed rooftop also serves as a type of insulator, lowering the roof temperature, important for this hot tropical climate. At night, the building is lit up to allow works of art from within the building to be visible from the outside.

School of art brings a new slant to the rooftop garden

Via designflute

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Bridget Borgobello Bridget is an experienced freelance writer, presenter and performer with a keen eye for innovative design and a passion for green technology. Australian born, Bridget currently resides in Rome and when not scribbling for Gizmag, she spends her time developing new web series content and independent cinema.   All articles by Bridget Borgobello
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2 Comments

Play Skate 3 and you will find this design oddly familiar.

Shadowrak
10th June, 2011 @ 07:01 am PDT

Needs a chairlift and a dual slalom DH mountain bike track.

PeetEngineer
14th June, 2011 @ 07:56 am PDT
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