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An Arc of learning or a hive of activity?

It’s easy to spend a day at The Arc, NTU’s newest learning hub with 56 smart classrooms, cosy gathering spaces and more
by Chrystal Chan

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    Ahead of the curve

    Wood and earthy tones sprinkled throughout the futuristic building bring a touch of nature indoors, such as this spiral staircase between the basement levels.

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    PHOTO: KENT LEE JOON

    Wind-wind situation

    Enjoy the cool breeze indoors with louvres that allow ample airflow through the building without letting in any of the harsh sunlight.

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    Chill-out zone

    Sit back, relax or hold project meetings after class at the spacious student activity centre on the first floor that comes with 13 project discussion rooms.

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    Shape your learning

    Catering to different needs, the 56 flipped classrooms in The Arc are of various shapes and sizes, from rectangular to trapezoid and pentagon, and have multiple LCD screens so ideas can be easily shared and discussed.

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    Look back for more

    Flexible seating in the 108-seat lecture theatre means you can simply turn your chair around for a quick in-class discussion, and swivel back around when the professor is speaking.

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    High note

    Resembling a piano or harp, the streamlined building has many energy-saving features over its six storeys that include two basement levels of classrooms and workshops, and a new eatery opening by the end of this year.

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    PHOTO: AMIN SHAH

    Reflect on the possibilities

    In this dynamic yet serene environment, it’s easy to ease your mind and keep it open to new experiences.

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    PHOTO: AMIN SHAH

    Reflect on the possibilities

    In this dynamic yet serene environment, it’s easy to ease your mind and keep it open to new experiences