Gaia, Singapore, Southeast Asia timber building

Gaia, Southeast Asia timber building development design, Singapore Mass Engineered Timber architecture, MET images

Gaia Engineered Timber Building in Singapore

7 January 2024

Design: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Southeast Asia

Gaia, Singapore Southeast Asia timber building

Photos by Madeni Jais

Gaia, Singapore

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd (RSP), a global multidisciplinary architectural and engineering design group with over 65 years of experience building alongside Singapore, proudly received the Design Award at The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Architectural Design Awards 2023. The esteemed award recognizes their exceptional work in collaboration with Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Academic Building South. Better known as Gaia, the infrastructure is a groundbreaking six-storey Mass Engineered Timber (MET) masterpiece that spans approximately 220 meters in length.

Gaia – Asia’s most expansive wooden edifice
Named after the Greek Earth Goddess, Gaia represents a bold marriage between Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, and RSP, showcasing excellence in design of education environments and sustainable architectural expertise. The six-story construction serves as a hub for learning, research, and innovation – a place where NTU students, faculty, and staff connect and collaborate.

Gaia, Singapore Southeast Asia timber building

The SIA Architectural Design Awards 2023 recognizes the achievements of local architects in their pursuit of building excellence and innovation, and their invaluable contribution to broadening conversations about architecture within and beyond the discipline. The coveted Design Award accredited RSP for their ingenious architectural design, cutting-edge engineering, and unwavering commitment to sustainability when building Gaia.

“This project symbolizes the epitome of collaborative innovation, pushing the boundaries of design, sustainability, and construction techniques. We are incredibly honoured and thrilled to be recognized by the SIA Architectural Design Awards 2023; it underscores our unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of design and innovation at RSP Singapore,” said Mr. Seah Chee Kien, Senior Managing Director of RSP Singapore.

Gaia Engineered Timber Building in Singapore, Southeast Asia – Building Information

Design: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd – https://rsp.design/
Project Name: Gaia
Project Location: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Client: Nanyang Technological University (Office of Development & Facilities Management)
Architect: Toyo Ito & Associates Architects, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd
Gross Floor Area: 41,649 square metres
Completion (year): 2023
Photo credit: Madeni Jais
Drawing credit: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd, Toyo Ito & Associates Architects

RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd

Headquartered in Singapore, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd (RSP) is a global multidisciplinary architectural and engineering design group with over 65 years of experience building alongside Singapore. RSP’s philosophy focuses on delivering humanity-centered design. The firm puts forth design that inspires and engages with society and the environment, and they embrace spaces for humanity, translate stories into real spaces, and create purposeful designs for a better world.

RSP constantly evolves alongside the changes of tomorrow to make a purposeful impact on the future of the built environment. Their multidisciplinary team of 1,200 industry experts across more than 15 markets has successfully completed over 2,500 projects globally, building spaces that prioritize people, community, and environment, while finding innovative ways to bring their unique stories to life through design. From physical spaces to the digital realm and beyond, design permeates every aspect of their work. At RSP, design meets humanity.

Gaia, Singapore Southeast Asia timber building

Photography: Madeni Jais

Gaia, Singapore, Southeast Asia timber building information / images received 070124 from v2com newswire

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