Tsinghua Ocean Center Designed by OPEN Architecture http://www.openarch.com/task/120
The striking center is part of the Tsinghua University Grad- uate School in Shenzhen. It is a key building in the Shenzhen Xili University Town. Surrounded by abundant green, this campus building stands out for its verticality. In stark con- trast with the usual campus architecture.
is open and welcoming building is a series of vertically stacked classrooms and laboratories. In-between are a series of public spaces that weave upwards to overlook the wide landscape of both city and nature. e di erent public spac- es make people socialize and interact with eachother.
e architecture is simple, clean and organized. Concrete boxes of di erent sizes are placed vertically. e so ts have a very bright blue tint, a clear reference to the Ocean. While visiting the project, on a blistering hot day, it was enjoyable to encounter a fresh breeze making its way through the open public space. e breeze and the open outdoor spaces make you want to take a break to overlook the landscape in a 360 view.