The sports hall for the Nanyang Technological University was designed with sustainable features to reduce energy consumption. It was a 3-storey, 10,000m2 facility that can seat up to 1,000 spectators or retract the seating to fit 13 full-sized badminton courts. The building uses environment friendly materials that increase its energy efficiency and water efficiency.
This project is the first large-scale building in Singapore to make use of engineered wood systems including prefabricated cross-laminated timber (CLT). ECAS provided professional engineering services for CLT and other miscellaneous works. The use of these materials provide greater heat insulation than concrete, thus reducing energy consumption.