InstitutionalServing a wide range of government clients and project types, DP has effectively manage every institutional project type from large-scale academic mixed-use campuses, government headquarters and learning facilities design to small-scale feasibility studies. Educational doctrines and pedagogies are evolving to accommodate changing technologies, the way information is broadcast and received, and the emphasis on critical thinking in a creative and knowledge-based economy. New architectural solutions are emerging from these shifting pedagogies, and DP has built institutional campuses that respond to these factors. DP has helped to shape new campus architecture to support holistic learning environments and offer open-source platforms to encourage discourse, inter-activity and collaboration amongst students and faculty.
Campus design is a combination of urban planning and architecture at a scale that focuses on the pedestrian. As large urban elements, these campuses establish strong relationships with neighbouring public spaces. When designing urban campuses, a particularly strong concern emerges for the association between indoor and outdoor spaces, the way people move between buildings, cityscape integration, and aspects of environmental design that influence energy costs. Institutional buildings has to be able to adapt to constantly changing educational demands, and flexible models that can be adaptable and elastic in how it provides a usable learning environment is key. A number of modular facilities are designed into these campuses as a means for the educational institutions to be receptive to future variation.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic Block 51
Singapore Institute of Technology @ Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Stephen Riady Centre
Raffles Education Square