Shanghai Lida College

Shanghai, China
Shanghai Lida University
Project 2021 - current

A major new addition to a dense university campus in Shanghai, this new building will create a central campus focus. The scheme groups together three components of learning and teaching, lecture theatres, and a sports halls into a singular facility – an 11-storey tower accommodating 11,000 students with 150 learning and teaching spaces and informal learning spaces grouped around a full height atrium; a four storey buildings with 21 lecture theatres ranging from 150 to 450 seats each; and a campus hall that can be used in a seated arrangement for 3,500 or multiple basketball courts; basement sports facilities include an Olympic swimming pool, 8 badminton courts and 10 table tennis courts.

These three major components are grouped together with a large, raised green-roof canopy 4 levels above the ground plane, unifying the complex into a singular expression. An elegant, timeless façade becomes more expressive at the ground plane, with the three building components are separated by semi-open plaza and laneway spaces.