National University of Singapore Sports Village
The New Sports and Recreation Centre (SRC) for the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be the first initiative aimed to enhance NUS sport and recreation precinct since 1980. The SRC will become a significant destination, creating a memorable and vibrant place for both the campus and local community.
The form and function have evolved as a simple expression. The building is divided into two masses. The larger mass houses a multi-purpose hall, squash courts and an olympic sized swimming pool. The remaining sport facilities and offices are located in the smaller building mass. The ground floor is an open and permeable level including a cafe and student club, facilitating campus activation and providing a welcoming setting for public engagement.
The entry is located between the two masses, creating a triangulated transverse gallery connecting all three levels, acting as an internal street to provide circulation as well creating social interaction space between the various sport activities. Separating the two building masses introduces natural day light and cross ventilation through the atrium space into the buildings. This strategy also reveals spectacular views to the surrounding sports precinct. The design has a strong relationship with the environment; it is open, accessible and inviting. The outdoor spaces invite and promote a sense of community and a “spectating” environment for social interaction and engagement with the activities in the building.
The new Sport and Recreation Centre will become the key focal point for NUS sport precinct.
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