Shen-Da University

Henan, China

Program: School – Business
Area: Sire Master Plan
Status:Competition 1992

The proposal for the Private Shen-Da University Campus, a business school, was a site plan that would generate a dialogue between the formal (classroom) and the informal (residential).  A series of courts define the spatial sequence.  The major court of the academic buildings is axially linked to the smaller court of public buildings related to student life – the auditorium, student union, and cafeteria.  This court then begins a parallel axis connecting a series of more intimately scaled residential courts.  Faculty would occupy the splaying bar buildings located at the far edge of the campus.