NTU Academic Building South

Asia’s largest wooden building

The Project

NTU’s Academic Building South will be a magnificent timber structure, creating a warm environment for learning surrounded by nature. The design aspiration is to create a world-class large-scale timber building which inspires the human senses and stimulates learning.

NTU Academic Building South will be Asia’s largest wooden building at 40,000 sq m and over six storeys, when completed.

Learning amidst the scent of wood

As timber is a highly renewable material, the use of MET contributes positively to environmental sustainability.

Sustainable construction using Mass Engineered Timber

At A Glance

Area: 42,391.5 m2

Location: Nanyang Drive, Singapore

Completion: 2021

Nanyang Technological University

In Association with:
Toyo Ito & Associates Architects

Scope of Work:

The Challenge

The use of MET as a construction material is relatively new in Singapore. Being at the forefront of new building technologies and to encourage the adoption of MET, RSP worked with our partners to specify the suitable type of timber, and ensure fire protection, moisture protection, termite protection and acoustic treatment needs are met.