Gold: Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) Professional Design Awards 2011
ITE COLLEGE WEST CAMPUS
Curving, sweeping landscapes in beautiful asymmetry at the North Plaza, expresses the client’s motto for the ITE College West Campus – ‘Waves of Transformation’. The forecourt to the Centre for Service and the main auditorium is composed of sweeping wavy lines that are imbued with movement. The organic forms and terracing terrains that respects the original site’s rise and fall from North to South, adding a sense of groundedness to an overall space that’s designed to exude differing ambiances – formal, playful, serene, wild. A series of gardens throughout the long site create an environment engaged with nature. Framed by a variety trees and lush green shrubs, the North Plaza garden emanates an air of grand dignity. Like a quiet oasis, the interior courtyards, – Art and Code gardens – are spaces dedicated to facilitate small group gatherings and provide ‘green lungs’ for the built environment.