SINGAPORE: The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has started the construction of the two new residential halls in August.
The new halls will add an additional 1,250 places for students and 30 apartments to house hall fellows, faculty members and their families.
The new halls located at the corner of Lien Ying Chow Drive and Nanyang Crescent are expected to be ready by July 2014.
Eight apartment blocks, resembling Y—shaped tree branches, will be built around a centrally—linked common space that will feature cultural and sports plazas flanked by a recreation pond.
Three gazebos will serve as look—out spots along the pond, providing meeting or party spaces by the water.
The S$82 million project will also include a 200—seat multipurpose hall, gymnasium, and functional facilities.
The new residential halls are part of NTU’s plan to add 5,000 new hostel places by 2015.
Based on current demand projections, this will enable every undergraduate who desires to stay on campus to be able to do so.
At present, there are 9,200 places spread over 16 halls of residence.
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