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Campus superstructures

Several new buildings will open on NTU’s beautiful, lush grounds this year. Lo Tien Yin maps out the bold and the beautiful

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    Artist’s impression of NTU’s new halls at Nanyang Crescent

    Park residences

    Make your varsity experience complete with at least a year of living on campus at a hall of residence. Come this July, three new halls at Nanyang Crescent will be ready for moving in, bringing the number of undergraduate halls on campus to a whopping 24. With room for another 1,820 students, these halls will have the largest variety of social spaces – from naturally ventilated meeting areas at each block, discussion pods and roof gardens with BBQ facilities to air-conditioned lounges. The residences are well connected through corridors and linkways. Besides an indoor gym and recreation rooms for music, dance or cultural fiestas, there will also be a large food court and a four-storey carpark. Who wouldn’t want to live here?

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    Artist’s impression of NTU’s new halls at Nanyang Crescent

    Park residences

    Make your varsity experience complete with at least a year of living on campus at a hall of residence. Come this July, three new halls at Nanyang Crescent will be ready for moving in, bringing the number of undergraduate halls on campus to a whopping 24. With room for another 1,820 students, these halls will have the largest variety of social spaces – from naturally ventilated meeting areas at each block, discussion pods and roof gardens with BBQ facilities to air-conditioned lounges. The residences are well connected through corridors and linkways. Besides an indoor gym and recreation rooms for music, dance or cultural fiestas, there will also be a large food court and a four-storey carpark. Who wouldn’t want to live here?

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    Artist’s impression of NTU’s new halls at Nanyang Crescent

    Park residences

    Make your varsity experience complete with at least a year of living on campus at a hall of residence. Come this July, three new halls at Nanyang Crescent will be ready for moving in, bringing the number of undergraduate halls on campus to a whopping 24. With room for another 1,820 students, these halls will have the largest variety of social spaces – from naturally ventilated meeting areas at each block, discussion pods and roof gardens with BBQ facilities to air-conditioned lounges. The residences are well connected through corridors and linkways. Besides an indoor gym and recreation rooms for music, dance or cultural fiestas, there will also be a large food court and a four-storey carpark. Who wouldn’t want to live here?

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    Artist’s impression of NTU’s new halls at Nanyang Crescent

    Park residences

    Make your varsity experience complete with at least a year of living on campus at a hall of residence. Come this July, three new halls at Nanyang Crescent will be ready for moving in, bringing the number of undergraduate halls on campus to a whopping 24. With room for another 1,820 students, these halls will have the largest variety of social spaces – from naturally ventilated meeting areas at each block, discussion pods and roof gardens with BBQ facilities to air-conditioned lounges. The residences are well connected through corridors and linkways. Besides an indoor gym and recreation rooms for music, dance or cultural fiestas, there will also be a large food court and a four-storey carpark. Who wouldn’t want to live here?

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    Artist’s impression of NTU’s second learning hub

    The butterfly effect

    This “butterfly” at the North Spine, scheduled to get its wings before Christmas, is where you’ll spend time discovering what makes you tick. Coming hot on the heels of The Hive, NTU’s second learning hub will have 56 smart classrooms for active learning, informal interaction spaces, project discussion rooms, a lecture theatre and a reading room. It will also house the Singapore Centre for 3D Printing, where you can be inspired by projects such as Singapore’s first 3D-printed car built by students. A sheltered linkway takes you to the Lee Wee Nam Library and the campus plaza where the hottest eateries are – though you will also find an eatery in the folds of this butterfly’s wings.

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    Two sporty students on the running track in front of NTU’s new sports hall The Wave

    Making waves

    Play your best game at the brand-new sports hall catering to the most intrepid athlete. Its cutting-edge facilities include Olympic-standard flooring, a cool draft-free interior that’s perfect for competitive badminton, retractable seats for 1,000 spectators and the engineering marvel of a curved wooden roof for a brighter and more spacious interior. There are also activity spaces for you to perfect that dance or cheerleading move. Get your buddy, put on your training shoes, and go.

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    NTU’s new academic building at the North Spine

    Space odyssey

    If you love research, you should head to this academic building, located at the North Spine, which radiates a sci-fi-like aura. The future is being transformed right here, with Materials Science and Engineering students in action at multidisciplinary labs seeking solutions in biomedical engineering, clean energy and nanotechnology. The building’s unique cooling system and other green features cut energy spending by more than 40 percent. There will be a live dashboard that lets you know how much energy is being consumed in real time, so you can be part of the energy-saving brigade.

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    NTU Materials Science and Engineering student posing at the new academic building at the North Spine

    Space odyssey

    If you love research, you should head to this academic building, located at the North Spine, which radiates a sci-fi-like aura. The future is being transformed right here, with Materials Science and Engineering students in action at multidisciplinary labs seeking solutions in biomedical engineering, clean energy and nanotechnology. The building’s unique cooling system and other green features cut energy spending by more than 40 percent. There will be a live dashboard that lets you know how much energy is being consumed in real time, so you can be part of the energy-saving brigade.

    “The new academic building has a unique design and lush green areas. I’m looking forward to my materials engineering lab sessions here. It’s great that NTU has unveiled so many new spaces on campus for students.” – Jovi Yong, first-year Materials Science & Engineering student

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    Artist’s impression of the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine’s Clinical Sciences Building at NTU’s Novena campus

    “Excuse me, is this a hospital?”

    You will feel like a doctor the moment you walk into the 20-storey Clinical Sciences Building at NTU’s Novena campus. Entering the Centre for Clinical Simulation, you will find yourself in an immersive life-like learning environment. Hone your interpersonal skills in the communication suite where you can practise with simulated patients at 10 paired consultation rooms. Sharpen your clinical skills – from suturing to blood-taking – in the practical skills lab. And bring all these skills together at the bedside in the four-bed simulated ward that can be configured to a range of clinical settings.

    A huge circular learning studio for team-based learning makes interacting with everyone a cinch. Over at the Anatomy Learning Centre, students study the intricacies of the human body in teams in one of the 11 alcoves distributed around a central teaching core.

    Doctors in training need to chill too, and they can do so at the gym, dance studio with shower facilities and multipurpose hall, or in the student lounge and dedicated “house rooms”. On the top floor, they can soak in new knowledge at the medical library – and a panoramic view of the city.

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    Consultation room at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine’s Clinical Sciences Building at NTU’s Novena campus

    “Excuse me, is this a hospital?”

    You will feel like a doctor the moment you walk into the 20-storey Clinical Sciences Building at NTU’s Novena campus. Entering the Centre for Clinical Simulation, you will find yourself in an immersive life-like learning environment. Hone your interpersonal skills in the communication suite where you can practise with simulated patients at 10 paired consultation rooms. Sharpen your clinical skills – from suturing to blood-taking – in the practical skills lab. And bring all these skills together at the bedside in the four-bed simulated ward that can be configured to a range of clinical settings.

    A huge circular learning studio for team-based learning makes interacting with everyone a cinch. Over at the Anatomy Learning Centre, students study the intricacies of the human body in teams in one of the 11 alcoves distributed around a central teaching core.

    Doctors in training need to chill too, and they can do so at the gym, dance studio with shower facilities and multipurpose hall, or in the student lounge and dedicated “house rooms”. On the top floor, they can soak in new knowledge at the medical library – and a panoramic view of the city.

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    Simulation room at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine’s Clinical Sciences Building at NTU’s Novena campus

    “Excuse me, is this a hospital?”

    You will feel like a doctor the moment you walk into the 20-storey Clinical Sciences Building at NTU’s Novena campus. Entering the Centre for Clinical Simulation, you will find yourself in an immersive life-like learning environment. Hone your interpersonal skills in the communication suite where you can practise with simulated patients at 10 paired consultation rooms. Sharpen your clinical skills – from suturing to blood-taking – in the practical skills lab. And bring all these skills together at the bedside in the four-bed simulated ward that can be configured to a range of clinical settings.

    A huge circular learning studio for team-based learning makes interacting with everyone a cinch. Over at the Anatomy Learning Centre, students study the intricacies of the human body in teams in one of the 11 alcoves distributed around a central teaching core.

    Doctors in training need to chill too, and they can do so at the gym, dance studio with shower facilities and multipurpose hall, or in the student lounge and dedicated “house rooms”. On the top floor, they can soak in new knowledge at the medical library – and a panoramic view of the city.

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    NTU’s Banyan, Binjai and Tanjong halls of residence

    Pleasantville

    Things get balmy here, with residential halls named after trees like Banyan, Binjai and Tanjong. The halls are chock-a-block with amenities from design studios for creative pursuits to chill-out spaces and sky lounges with a never-ending view of greenery. Just a stone’s throw from the campus swimming pool and two bus stops away from the main action at the North Spine, they also house NTU’s largest gym boasting a state-of-the-art Queenax functional training system that operators say you won’t find in any other university in Singapore. And it’s open every day, even on public holidays.

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    NTU students dining at the North Spine Plaza

    Eat, drink, play

    Opened early last year, the North Spine Plaza is a dining and retail strip where you can find the A to Z of fast food, coffee and sandwich joints like Dunkin’ Donuts, KFC, McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Mia Pizza, Starbucks and Subway, not forgetting bubble tea at Each-a-cup. The latest attraction is Pen & Inc, a bistro that becomes a bar by night, staying open till 11pm. You can even splurge on trendy togs, a vacation or fresh flowers here. For a quick haircut, head down to K-Cuts. Get your essential services here too, such as printing and photocopying, or shop for groceries at Prime Supermarket. And catch live performances or a free movie! For a quick overview of this main event at NTU, watch Secret Biker on NTUsg Facebook.

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    Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine’s Experimental Medicine Building in NTU

    Doctors’ quarters

    Medical students’ home on NTU’s main campus, the seven-storey Experimental Medicine Building is linked to the School of Biological Sciences and other NTU schools, making it a breeze for students and professors to interact on interdisciplinary projects. At its heart is a circular hi-tech learning studio and a teaching lab that is central to the medical school’s team-based learning. There’s even a large space for activities and exhibitions that has displayed the artistic flair of NTU’s medical students. Some of the most exciting research labs, such as the NTU Institute of Structural Biology and Cognitive Neuro-imaging Centre, are located here.

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    NTU’s The Hive at dusk
    PHOTO: HUFTON AND CROW

    Tower power

    The Hive, featured by the likes of CNN, Bloomberg and The Telegraph, has made NTU a talking point internationally for its stunning architecture. A showcase of flipped classroom learning, students learn their lessons online and attend class ready for active discussions. The building has no entrance doors and is open 24 hours, seven days a week.

    With ample space for socialising and networking, it is abuzz with activity, from talks and workshops to hackathons, debates, film screenings and performances. After class, make a beeline for the popular café here that serves up great fusion fare (like dory fillet with butter raisin rice and wasabi mayo), or retreat to a cosy corner in the library. You can also shop for souvenirs at the Co-op@NTU. Those who share a common passion for volunteerism can use the student spaces that are open round the clock.