For the first time, EPTC 2016 will introduce institution visit as part of the conference program. This year, The Singapore University of Technology and Design will host this activity. Register your interest early by filling the form below.
Visiting Program: December 3, 2016 (Saturday)
9:00 : Pick up from SUTD Campus Centre
9:00 – 9:30: Introduction to SUTD
9:30 – 11:30: Campus tour (Cohort classroom, ARMS lab, Fab Lab, IDC and DManD)
11:30 – 12:00: Wrap up, Q&A, Refreshment
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The Singapore University of Technology and Design is established in collaboration with MIT to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs, with a focus on Design, through an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary research.
The 2,700 sqm Fabrication Laboratory aims to allow students to design and build virtually “almost anything”. Faculty, researchers and students are able to access valuable expertise and resources to transform their creative ideas into tangible products, and eventually, into meaningful outcomes and innovations to serve societal needs.
Equipped with a complete range of fabrication equipment and tools for metal/wood work, digital fabrication, an electronics lab and a large project area where students can work on projects ─ assembly, testing, discussions, show and tell, and more ─ the laboratory allows students to make “almost anything”. This ability of turning any concepts and ideas into prototypes via the “theory and practice of design” using the facilities makes the SUTD Fabrication Laboratory unique among other institutions.
“The four Ming and Qing dynasty antique structures donated by action movie star Jackie Chan have become permanent landmarks of the SUTD campus, giving the contemporary campus a traditional Chinese elegance. The four antique structures include an opera stage, a double-tier pavilion, and two antique Zhejiang houses. The opera stage and the pavilion, located between the hostels and academic buildings, are for performance and recreational use. The two antique houses, which are near the students’ and faculty housing and surrounded by an eco lake, will serve as an events space. Jackie Chan decided in 2009 to donate his collection of four antique structures to SUTD. In 2011, after receiving the antique architecture, SUTD began to plan for the re-assembly and conservation work. Each component of the antique structure is assembled like a jigsaw puzzle, without the use of any nails. Excluding the roof tiles, there are about 4000 pieces, inclusive of the ridge beam, pillars, etc. SUTD hopes the antique structures will become a “living textbook” for students to learn from the wisdom of the ancient architecture.”