Gaia Building – NTU Singapore
SINGAPORE Gaia Building – NTU Singapore
Leading the way with mass timber in Australia has established Savcon’s position on the global platform. Savcon was awarded the works to provide skilled mass timber installers and expertise for this amazing structure.
At the time of construction the Gaia Building at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore was the largest timber structure in the world of over 15,000m3 of timber supplied to the 43,500 m2 structure. This zero-energy building, takes the form of two six-storey curving rectangles that are joined at multiple points. It consists mainly of sustainably sourced CLT and Glulam, stiffened by a concrete core. Gaia marks the eighth building on campus, and one of only sixteen in Singapore to achieve the Green Mark Platinum Zero Energy. The energy-efficient design means that the building will produce around 2,500 fewer tonnes of carbon a year, compared with a standard building of its type and size. Savcon is proud to have been a part of this outstanding project.