HKUST Campus
Nansha

Project Data
First Prize: International Competition

Client
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Trust
Design
2006
Program
47,000 m2 research and education facilities
Site
4.5 ha
Building cost
EUR 25,000,000


Project overview
Competing in a global market, HKUST Graduate School is renewing its research facilities to create an environment with high-quality architecture, good public spaces and the creative spin-offs resulting from students and scientists meeting each other.

Surrounded by water and mountains, the project has the qualities of the idealised campus: enclosed premises and beautiful buildings, green areas and protected footpaths to create a project that is suitable for relaxing, teaching and enjoying the open areas.

Created with local designers, the layout of S333’s scheme will create coherence, bring people closer together, and leave the existing landscape intact as much as possible. Functions are clustered in buildings set in gardens and courtyards, inspired by traditional Chinese landscape design. Circulation spaces separate the ‘wet’ laboratories from the ‘dry’ administrative buildings.

Different patterns of sunscreens, the designs of which are inspired by ancient Chinese paintings, give the buildings a strong unifying identity.


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