ARCHITECTURE

Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Zhuhai, China

United International College, located in Guangdong, China, has five faculties which accommodate 4,000 full-time students. The project is comprised of a series of low-rise buildings on a hilly site. The semi-open courtyard spaces which flow in and out of the classrooms form a “Student Street” where users can socialize, dine and study.

Visual linkages are established by wide balconies along the façade that provide excellent views of the courtyards. The development’s focal point, the “floating” resource centre, is positioned near the entrance for convenient access. Other creative design elements include sliding louvre panels, which add interest to the building envelopes while mitigating the summer sun; and broad roofs which provide further sun shading and create a skyline which has become a visual icon of the campus.

EDUCATION

Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, Zhuhai, China

United International College, located in Guangdong, China, has five faculties which accommodate 4,000 full-time students. The project is comprised of a series of low-rise buildings on a hilly site. The semi-open courtyard spaces which flow in and out of the classrooms form a “Student Street” where users can socialize, dine and study.

Visual linkages are established by wide balconies along the façade that provide excellent views of the courtyards. The development’s focal point, the “floating” resource centre, is positioned near the entrance for convenient access. Other creative design elements include sliding louvre panels, which add interest to the building envelopes while mitigating the summer sun; and broad roofs which provide further sun shading and create a skyline which has become a visual icon of the campus.