Singapore rightfully prides itself with the new ‘green-friendly’ facility housing the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University. Designed by CPG, the five story building features a grassy green rooftop.

This remarkable piece of architecture has been described as ‘a vegetated form that blends landscape and structure, nature and high-tech and symbolizes the creativity it houses’.

The curving green roof distinguishes the building from other structures on campus but the line between landscape and building is blurred. The roofs serve as informal gathering spaces challenging linear ideas and stirring perception. The roofs create open space, insulate the building, cool the surrounding air and harvest rainwater for landscaping irrigation. Planted grasses mix with native greenery to colonize the building and bond it to the setting.

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