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Westlake University Hangzhou Buildings

Higher Education Architecture Development in China – design by HENN

24 Aug 2018

Westlake University in Hangzhou

Architects: HENN

Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, East China

Westlake University in Hangzhou

Forty years after opening itself to the world in 1978, China has established a new educational milestone symbolized by the founding of Westlake University in Hangzhou.

Westlake University in Hangzhou

China’s first private research university is aiming to establish itself as a cutting-edge institution rivaling other well-known, world-class universities.

Westlake University in Hangzhou

HENN was selected as the winner of the international design competition for the Westlake University Campus in July 2017.

Westlake University in Hangzhou

Westlake University in Hangzhou

The campus represents an exchange university for interdisciplinary studies, encouraging cooperation and communication between different research fields. This feature is clearly reflected in the master plan and the building designs. The campus is characterized by the central institute buildings, which form the core of the campus on a circular island.

Westlake University in Hangzhou building

The four research institutes for biology, medicine, natural sciences and engineering are all arranged around the Academic Loop, offering communication and collaboration space. With a diameter of 300 meters, the curved central building connects the individual departments and embraces the inner campus park with its central academic hall.

Westlake University in Hangzhou buildings

Twelve bridges connect the Institute Island to the surrounding supporting areas which include a library, museum, residential and sports facilities, refectories and a conference hotel.

Westlake University Hangzhou buildings

The University is intended to become the home of China’s top scientific talents with innovative and entrepreneurial spirits, who shall become the driving force of China’s future development.

Westlake University Hangzhou building interior

The campus has a gross floor area of 600.000m² and will be completed by September 2021.

Westlake University Hangzhou China

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