02 Oct '11, 9pm

Architect Ben Van Berkel says Singapore University Of Technology And Design will be "comfortable, open and full of light"

While every architecture project is always a challenge in itself, there are some which come with a particular significance attached to it. Take, for example, designing a monument that commemorates 400 years of friendship between two countries. That was the job of Dutch architect Ben Van Berkel, whose firm UNStudio was tasked to create The New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion, in Battery Park, New York. Inspired by the windmill and tulip petals, the pavilion, which opened to the public in May, is a gift from the Netherlands to New York in honour of 400 years of friendship since Dutch settlers first landed on a patch of ground near the Hudson River. The same man is tackling Singapore's first university dedicated to design. The Singapore University Of Technology And Design (SUTD), located in Changi, is scheduled to be completed in 2015. Van Berkel said working on a design-focused...

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