|The Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong, © OMA|
The Chu Hai College of Higher Education, designed by OMA in collaboration with Leigh and Orange Architects, consists of two parallel horizontal buildings, each eight stories high, offering flexible spaces for classrooms, studies, and offices.
|The Chu Hai College, Hong Kong —Mat as communal space, © OMA|
With a gross floor area of 28,000 square meters, it will house 4,000 students that will take advantage of a new, inspiring, and friendly study environment, according to partner in charge David Gianotten.
|The groundbreaking ceremony|
Two slabs will be connected by communal facilities such as a library, cafeteria, gym, and lecture theatres. On top, a shaded area of steps, platforms, and ramps will act as a circulation system between the various educational and social facilities.
|Slab at night © OMA|
These slabs will be oriented to maximize natural ventilation, reducing air conditioning demands and contributing to an efficient, sustainable design.
|Views from the new campus © OMA|
The aerated structural facade will act as a visual unity for the campus: it will permit both views into the inner workings of the buildings and, from the inside, views out over Castle Peak Bay, the sea and the surrounding hills.
|OMA partner David Gianotten with Michael Suen, Secretary of education|
The campus is announced to open its doors in 2013.
|View of the Chu Hai College © OMA|
|Site © OMA|
|Concept © OMA|
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