Cox Architecture completes a sculptural centre for a leading Business School.
30 September, 2010
A striking vision for the National University of Singapore has been completed on a prominent site between the existing library and the new alumni building.
The Mochtar Riady Building, designed by leading architectural practice Cox, acts as a standout gateway to the larger campus for the Business campus.
“This project promotes technological innovation and efficiency of building materials, where the expression of the structural systems is integrated into the sculptural façade,“ said Philip Cox, Founder of Cox Architecture.
The building responded to the need for a strong identity for the centre through a series of triangulated structural interventions in the façade that punctuate the glass façade.
“These columns are made of concrete clad in metal and stem from the ancient Aesop fable in which reeds survive storm winds because they are flexible, organic structures that bend, rather than break,” said Cox of the variegated exterior.
An internal atrium brings light and volume to the space, with 5 storeys towering above from within, making this a exceptional space for student interaction.
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