If only all Design Schools were this Nice!

Lasalle College of the Arts
I recently went for a walk-about at the Lasalle College of the Arts here in Singapore. This local design school has an amazing and inspiring architecture that makes me wish my design school was just as nice. I’m seriously thinking of how I can part of this school environment, including being a potted plant!
Lasalle College of the Arts
The seemingly geometric exterior opens up, almost like a cracked egg, to expose a hive of activity and spaces for creativity. I could almost feel the creativity in the air with busy cafes, students practicing dance in the courtyard, and small exhibitions lining the walls.
Lasalle College of the Arts
This building was designed by Singapore based RSP Architects and was open in August 2007. These images were taken with my crummy iPhone camera, but if you are interested to see more check out designboom’s coverage or visit the school’s website.

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  • Shang Lee

    April 7, 2010 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Hey Brian, just want to find out what you think of the new design university? SUTD (i was hoping they call themselves STUD rather… ­čśë

  • DT

    April 7, 2010 at 7:46 pm Reply

    Hi Shang Lee,
    Well, it looks promising for sure, but I’m not 100% sure if it weighs to heavily on technology. I see design coming into the picture, but it seems a rather secondary focus. More accurately, design will likely be seen as part of the process, and not how design is traditionally seen in design school.
    Then again it is just my perception and I could be wrong. I will try to find out more for sure!

  • Sim Pern Chong

    April 16, 2010 at 10:33 pm Reply

    I work as a part-time lecturer there. Yeah, I like the building too ­čÖé

  • Orangey

    April 21, 2010 at 8:59 am Reply

    When I look at the building at night, it seems beautiful. Wonder how is the third year life inside. Any idea?

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