Archive for December, 2012

Creating a Fuss

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

In Singapore, Perkins + Will have unveiled their new CREATE project at the National University of Singapore.

From the architects.. “The Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise is a precedent-setting global research university, comprising three mid-level buildings and a high rise tower. The design pioneers the use of advanced environmental sustainability and energy efficient technologies, surpassing current flexibility and performance benchmarks for scientific research facilities on the tropics. It responds to the Singapore’s culturally rooted belief that the human soul needs nature’s vitality to lift its spirit.”

“The project’s mission is to stimulate innovation, discovery and entrepreneurship through the interaction and collaboration of scientists and engineers drawn from top research institutions, corporations and leading universities from around the globe. Current participating entities include: MIT, UC Berkeley, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Technical University of Munich, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University, Peking University, Shanghai Jao Tong University, Cambridge University, and SAP Corporation.”

The project has been certified BCA Greenmark Platinum.