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10 Design wins competition to design Dongguan University of Technology Campus

A rendering of how the campus will look when phases one and two are complete (10 Design)
10 Design and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD) have won an international competition to design a campus for the Dongguan University of Technology in Guangdong province, southeast China.

The International Co-operation Innovation Zone will be built on a 140,000 sq m site in the Songshan Lake district of Dongguan. The first phase of the work will cover large shared facilities, residential areas and flexible laboratory spaces.

The “Window Building” will frame views over the Songshan lakes (10 Design)

Nick Cordingley, a partner in 10 Design, commented:Our design for the campus is deeply rooted in the natural environment of the site, offering a people-oriented, sustainable and technology-driven campus. The main facilities are all fully integrated with the existing landscape, providing a healthy, flexible and vibrant campus for scientists and researchers.”

The plan is to group three “sculptural” buildings around a green courtyard. These will be home to lecture halls and multipurpose rooms of different scales. 10 Design says the courtyard will be defined by a colonnade that will provide a sheltered walkway linking the research and learning spaces with the residential accommodation.

The colonnade walkway will link the building together (10 Design)

At the east end of the campus there will be a “window-shaped” building that will act as the development’s gateway. This will house flexible research, office and exhibition spaces, and will have views over a series of cascading gardens to the Songshan lakes.

10 Design, which has roots in Scotland and China, is a subsidiary of French consulting group Egis. It will act as lead design architect on the scheme. BIAD, a state-owned firm with a string of major Chinese projects to its name, will be the lead project architect. 

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