5/13/2011

OMA announcing Groundbreaking for the new campus of Chu Hai College of Higher Education in Hong Kong

OMA is currently working on increasing projects in China such as the new headquarters for CCTV in Beijing, the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the Taipei Performing Arts Centre…, and the Chu Hai College of Higher Education in Hong Kong. OMA just announced that ground breaks for this new campus.
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

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Concept © OMA

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