The architectural design for the Faculty of Agriculture of East Timor’s UNTL National University campus presents attractiveness, unity and spatial quality. The principles of sustainable architecture have been applied to the design. The intervention area is located in an area historically prone to floods so special measures were considered in the building’s design, both in terms of the building itself and it’s surroundings. The relationship of the ‘built space’ and the landscape was central to this project. It was important that both complement each other with an integrated and environmentally sustainable design, in accordance with the University’s philosophy for its campus. As one of the University’s first developments, it was important that the Faculty of Agriculture set an example in terms of its relationship with the surrounding environment. PERSPECTIVE Lisbon have designed a set of buildings presenting a strong relationship between the interior and exterior, raised above the ground in order to protect the development from floods and allow for natural ventilation. The proposed buildings also aim to reflect a social and symbolic dimension, enhancing the educational values and principles of UNTL. The design also provides architectural and engineering solutions responding to spatial and functional needs particular to this type of project. The design aims to be energy efficient (Green Building), with cost and maintenance concerns and design-to-cost techniques incorporated. It is intended that environmentally ‘conscious’ solutions and techniques are to be implemented, both of an architectural and engineering nature. Overall the proposed design for the Faculty of Agriculture presents a strong unity and identity, where contemporary and traditional concepts complement each other, setting a standard for future development on the University Campus.
PORTUGAL NEW UNIVERSITY BUILDING FOR EAST TIMOR
July 14, 2021