Campus Gracefully Blends Technology and Environment
Bureau of Planning and Natural Resources of Shenzhen Municipality
Architecture, interiors, master planning
The proposed design takes full advantage of existing urban development in the South Campus and environmental conditions in the North Campus to ensure student creativity, feasible development, and flexible expansion.
Practice-focused collaboration occurs between buildings along an interactive, climate protected, central pedestrian circulation spine. This north/south campus axis and primary pathway takes advantage of the dramatic topography, inspiring views, and numerous points of program access on multiple levels.
The pathway links the campus heart with North Campus landscape nodes, graduate workshops, and existing small lakes. Indoor and outdoor maker spaces showcase student activity and provide recreation, inspiration, and shared space for neighboring schools.
The urban interface between SIDI and surrounding streets promotes high visibility and easy access to hands-on learning. An east/west ceremonial promenade connects the campus main entry with the Upper Lake. Along the route of stepping plazas and fountains, visitors can see workshops and community areas where students live, learn, and work together. At the terminus, the promenade looks east to the natural beauty of water, forest and ridgelines. It also looks back to the west to a wide variety of campus activity.