Institute of System Science, NUS


This scope consist of refurbishment the existing 5 storey teaching and office facilities inclusive of all the common spaces such as management offices, student lounge, classrooms, auditorium, computer labs, multipurpose room, student study room and demo rooms.. It also involves  erection of 1 new floor with a total expansion of area by 64%.

Client brief required the new expansion to provide new frontage that is iconic  for their ‘branding’ development and marketing .Institute of Systems Science at National University of Singapore (NUS-ISS) is widely recognized as a champion of the national Skills Future movement, enabling a digital economy that is always learning and always leading.

In line with the NUS-ISS mission of ‘Developing digital talent through education, applied research, consulting and career services’ the client opted for a modern and technology savvy building that showcases its technology advancement both to internal and external space. Technology advancements are continuously being integrated into almost everything we use, fluidly and seamlessly assisting our everyday activities. It is in this language that “fluidity” is adapted into the design concept projecting a modern & futuristic building appearance. The characteristic of this fluidity is generated through an intrinsic composition of floor plates, louvers and sun shades that merge the new expansion façade and existing façade into an iconic seamless piece.

Internal spatial planning is based on new learning pedagogies that promote more interactive small group teaching and active learning. Classrooms are designed with provision of flexible room spaces that allow the teaching personnel to reconfigure rooms and furniture to better engage their students, and for students easily collaborate with each other. The student hub  is a student lounge with a large open indoor courtyard designed as the main focal and meeting point. All main circulation on every level has a seamless view to this space.

Other than the learning spaces which are generally located at the lower levels, the two other distinctive functions are the teaching and management office spaces that need to be catered for. These are strategically assigned vertically by levels that aids in ensuring proper segregation between the public and non public access spaces.

Project Data

Cost: SS26,577,102

Land Area: 1,405,884.40 m2

GFA: 11,430 m2

Completion: 2020