Hangzhou Normal University, China by WSP ARCHITECTS

A coherent campus near the Xixi Wetland

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Century-old Hangzhou Normal University builds a new campus five kilometers west of the Xixi Wetland. Here, there is a typical river network in the south of the Yangtze River. One kilometer west of the University is the Warehouse Street of nearly nine hundred years of historical heritage; Water Silk Cotton was once prominent.

▼鸟瞰图,aerial view

▼建筑外观,exterior view


The new campus planning consists of more than a dozen independent but fully open colleges, whose architectural style are different, forming a rich puzzle. In the center of these colleges, the planner arranged a core area complex for all the colleges, including administrative center, archives, adult education centre, institute of Hangzhou urbanization, center library, teacher and student activity center, hotel and reception center, international conference center, theatre and central plaza; these are the design tasks we are facing.

▼一个服务全校所有学院的综合体, a core area complex for all the colleges

▼广场视角,view from the plaza


Concepts and ideas start with urban design. First of all, a huge site is divided into several smaller-scaled blocks, which are completely open to each other and closely connected to surrounding colleges. Each block is based upon one main function, considering the requirements of an independent managing body for operational management, the blocks are also linked with each other to meet the needs of convenient and flexible use. As far as possible, the ground buildings are arranged to the outside of the blocks, so as to enclose the Main Square in the middle, and the central axis connecting south subway station passes through the square. Here is defined as a fully open space for pedestrians.

▼开放的公共空间,public open space


Architectural design is based on a strict modular system, which is used to control the plan, elevation and details of construction of this complicated functional complex, so as to ensure reasonable economic cost, to achieve a high degree of completion of construction quality; and to reduce the burden on future operations and maintenance. It is also a highly adaptive modular system, and we carried out the targeted adjustments to the different requirements of the ten main functions.

▼建筑设计基于一个严格的模数体系,the architectural design is based on a strict modular system

▼立面近景,detailed view

▼错动的平台,the layered terraces


Besides the standardization of modular system and the most apparent framework of the structure, the architectural presentation to teachers and students is a soft and changeable image, with the expression of our understanding of Hangzhou city character. It is a direct reflection of the functions such as functional interconnection, outdoor activities, ventilation, and sunshade and so on. It also reduces the volume of the building. As the campus commanding height defined by the plan, we want to make it look like a viewing platform in the landscape, overlooking the campus, overlooking the old streets and looking out over nature.

▼风景中的眺望平台,a viewing platform in the landscape


Century-old school is reborn in the new century; the interconnected platform is an open stage for teachers and students to perform infinite innovations.

▼夜景,night view


▼设计分析图,design diagram

▼首层平面图,ground floor plan

▼二层平面图,first floor plan


▼细部剖面图,detailed section

Official Title of Project: Hangzhou Normal University
Client: Hangzhou Normal University
Architect Firm: WSP ARCHITECTS(www.wsparch.com)
Chief Architects: Wu Gang/Chen Ling
Architects: Qu Keming / Sui Lubo / Song Nan /Qin Li/Lu Fang/ Zhou Liangcai
Joint-design Company: The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co,Ltd.
Main Use: Education/Culture
Location: Yuhang District, Hangzhou, China
Start date( Y/M): 2010.10
Completion date: 2016
Site Area: 61648 ㎡
Building Area: 161426 ㎡
Design Content: Planning/Architecture
Major Materials: Glass, Stone
Photographer: RUIJING Photography/Zhang Hui

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