Did you know that your study environment can play a huge part in your academic success? Scientific research has shown that the way that classrooms and facilities are designed heavily influences a student’s learning.
Ahh, so that could be the reason you failed your exams. The environment.
Anyway, this gives schools all the more reason to come up with new and innovative ways to make their buildings and classrooms look as visually stunning as possible.
Take a look at the future SIT Punggol Campus, for example.
We’re not complaining though, it basically looks like we just got out of a time machine that dropped us off at 2050.
“Living Lab” Campus To Be Completed By 2023
The Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) began the construction of its campus at Punggol Digital District (PDD) on Tuesday, 10 September 2019.
Estimated to cost more than S$1 billion, the new campus will be completed by 2023 and it will roughly to be able to accommodate up to 12,000 students.
SIT will be the first autonomous university to have its campus in the north-eastern region of Singapore.
The campus will occupy a total of 91,000 square metres, which is basically the size of 17 football fields, and it is envisioned as a ‘Living Lab‘ due to its futuristic design.
The various learning spaces will allow students to learn through real-life projects and test-bedding of smart technologies.
Looks pretty patriotic as well, with all that red and white going on.
“The aim of the living lab is to support Singapore to be a regional hub for digital advancements and talent development, by integrating education, innovation and research into real-life environments and scenarios,” said SIT Associate Professor Steven Wong.
This campus is also going to be one that’s extremely sustainable.
Southeast Asia’s first Multi-Energy Micro-Grid (MEMG) will be set up at SIT Punggol, which will allow a collaboration between SIT and power supplier SP Group.
10,000 square metres of solar panels will also be installed on rooftops, and the energy generated will supplement the university’s power supply.
On top of that, SIT Punggol will also be wired with a campus-wide smart sensor network of over 10,000 sensors.
These sensors are capable of collecting temperature, ambient light, and human presence data, which will then be shared to the Integrated Building Management System (IBMS), that control various building systems like lighting, lifts, air-conditioning, and security.
Stunning Architecture and Design
The campus will be split into two separate plots – Campus Heart and Campus Court.
Campus Heart will include academic blocks, the Learning Hub, and the Hatchery. The Learning Hub is filled with wide-open spaces for students to do their work, and for insightful discussions with fellow schoolmates.
The Hatchery Building will drive collaboration between academic researchers and industry professionals.
I thought it was going to be something more along the lines of hatching eggs, but okay, that works too.
The Campus Court block, on the other hand, will include the administration building, indoor sports facilities, additional academic blocks, and the auditorium.
Okay, this has got to be one of the most stunning buildings I’ve ever seen. Not to mention the fact that it overlooks the gorgeous scenery of the Punggol Road Park.
Apart from these outstanding buildings, SIT Punggol also features many public spaces, like the Community Park and the Heritage Trail, which will be connected to the Punggol Waterway Park and the Punggol Promenade Park Connector.
Pssst, students! You know which school you should be aiming to get into now.
And if you’re not a student, it’s never too late to go back to school, you know. Especially in 2023.
And to people who live in Punggol: buy more bread, because you can expect more jams there le.