Located in Singapore, MDIS Residences @ Stirling was designed by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd. The hostel wings are joined by community link-bridges, allowing for student interaction. The skyrise garden adopts a contemporary garden setting to create an open, user-friendly environment for student activities. The floor plans are designed with a modular structural grid, and the various sizes and layouts of bedrooms and communal facilities fit within it.
The building is orientated in a north-south direction to encourage natural ventilation. Air-conditioned spaces, such as offices, classrooms and auditoriums, are recessed from the building outline to minimise exposure to direct sunlight and reduce heat gain. Landscape terraces help cool and provide green relief for all. Hostel rooms are housed in two wings that shade each other from the sun’s path. Double-glazed windows are used in all hostel rooms and offices for high transmission of light without excessive heat gain.