04 September 2018
Nanyang Technological University plans to construct a six-storey wooden building that is designated to be the new home for Nanyang Business School.
This was announced by NTU president Professor Subra Suresh at a university townhall meeting on Monday.
Upon its completion in 2021, the $180 million building will be Asia’s largest wooden building at 40,000 square metres. The building is designed by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, the firm behind Changi Airport Terminal 4.
The material for this building will be taken from renewable forests and prefabricated for installation on-site.
Professor Subra Suresh also said that plans are in place to hire hundreds of staff in NTU’s next phase of growth and development. From this year, NTU will support 350 new two-year post-doctoral positions for researchers. It also plans to recruit about 300 faculty members and create up to 100 new named professorships.