NTU opens The Wave, a mega sports hall built using sustainable technologies

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) today unveiled its new sports hall named The Wave, the first large-scale building in Southeast Asia built using an innovative timber construction technology known as Mass Engineered Timber. It provides five times better heat insulation than concrete and is able to support a continuous 72-metre wave-like roof without the need for internal columns. This opens up a cavernous three-storey space with no internal pillars and which can host three full-sized basketball courts or 13 badminton courts. The Wave is a showpiece of innovative technologies which includes 980 mechanised retractable seats, and a special cooling system that chills the air as it enters the hall so that no conventional air-conditioning systems are needed. Source: NTU News Release. To find out more, click

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