07 September 2018
The Singapore Management University has begun construction of an environmentally friendly building that will facilitate hands-on learning for its students.
Located at Stamford Road, the facility is called the Tahir Foundation Connexion. It is solar-powered and designed to meet the BCA’s Green Mark Platinum certification. It will be a zero energy building, which means it is self-sustainable as it generates its own power.
The $70 million development will support the university’s SMU-X programme which is designed to mimic the workplace and allow students from different disciplines to tackle real-world challenges.
Preparations for the construction began in the first week of this month and works are expected to be completed by the end of next year.