The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) master plan outlines a new university campus that supports a cutting-edge academic vision of interdisciplinary, collaborative, and project-based learning. The university's academic mission and curriculum, developed in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is based on bold new paradigms for integrating technology and design education in the fields of engineering, product development, architecture and sustainable design, and information systems technology. These aspirations will serve as a means to promote research and learning, partnerships with industry, and integration with a global, knowledge-based economy.
To foster SUTD's innovative curriculum, the master plan puts forth a visionary campus framework. A key concept is the east-west pedestrian spine that showcases the university's interdisciplinary and collaborative mission with multi-functional and interconnected academic buildings. The spine also creates a public face for the university and connects to surrounding areas for future development. Student life facilities, housing, and recreational buildings will be integrated in mixed-use precincts and connected through a range of public spaces and pedestrian links. Sustainable design strategies are comprehensively integrated through building systems, green roofs, pedestrian and transit access, and storm water management. The resulting campus will have a strong identity, support a vibrant community, and demonstrate a commitment to engaged learning and student development. The new campus will accommodate up to 7,000 students on a site area of 22 hectares.