NTU Pioneer and Crescent Halls

A peaceful oasis within the vibrant campus

The Project

A test-bed for green technologies and learning beyond the formal curriculum, design for the hostels creates a peaceful oasis within the vibrant campus. The eight tree-like blocks are sensitively integrated with the landscape to create the experience of being in a rainforest. Students get to come back to lush greenery and cool waters.

At A Glance

Area: 34,964.8 m2

Location: Nanyang Crescent, Singapore

Completion: 2014

Nanyang Technological University

In Association with:
Toyo Ito & Associates Architects

Scope of Work:

The Challenge

With sustainable design as the key focus, innovative green features were introduced. Utilising the existing topography, an extended water body is integrated with the landscape, functioning like a cleansing system. To reduce the dependence on air-conditioning, ventilation louvers were designed for cross ventilation while ensuring privacy.


ASEAN Energy Award 2nd Runner-up

BCI Futurarc Green Leadership Award Merit

BCA UD Mark Awards Gold

BCA Green Mark Awards Platinum

Architecture integrated with the natural landscape