Shatec Institutes
We wanted to envisage the school more than just a place to gain knowledge,
but also simulating that very environment where most of the
students would eventually work in – the hotel.
Size: 10000 square metres  /   Year: Proposed 2010
Type: Commerical   /  Services: Interior
Team: Tiah Nan Chyuan, Torrance Goh, Dylan Quek
 
FARM_SHATEC_01.jpg
FARM_SHATEC_02.jpg
FARM_SHATEC_03.jpg
FARM_SHATEC_04.jpg FARM_SHATEC_05.jpg
FARM_SHATEC_06.jpg
FARM_SHATEC_07.jpg
Shatec Institutes is a much respected educational institution focusing on the hospitality and tourism lifestyle business established 25 years ago.  And for the first time, they are rebranding themselves. Their desire?  To be Asia's foremost institution for human capital development and thought leadership.

A major part of this rebranding takes the form of an architectectural competition to convert from a quaint 1960s industrial building into a new Shatec campus.  We wanted to envisage the school more than just a place to gain knowledge, but also simulating that very environment where most of the students would eventually work in – the hotel.  We thought to ourselves: doesn’t this constitute one of the best immersive learning experiences?
As such, key spaces of the campus are designed following hotel typologies and experiences.  The expansive terrace-inspired front lawn serves as a park to generously welcome all visitors and students and brings them right into the school’s main entrance where a light-filled and airy elegant lobby awaits.  At the other entrance, the public can also visit a museum dedicated to hospitality history.  But it doesn’t stop at the ground level, as one ascends to the roof top, an open-air café shaded by lush greenery serves up a good chill.  This is where the students and lecturers can indulge in a chat and enjoy views from around the campus, whiling away the lazy afternoon.