New Central Library for Shantou University

Shantou University has ambitious plans to grow in quality (not in quantity) to become one of the foremost educational hubs in China.The tropical vegetation offers unique possibilities to use both architecture and landscape in order to produce an ideal context for students, staff and visitors.The new library has to be conceived as a gate building for the campus of Shantou University. The campus is currently under redevelopment, based on a master plan by Herzog & de Meuron.The client brief for the building asks for a net floor area of 220\'000 sq ft to accommodate the library above ground.Studio…The students are required to work in four groups of three students each, in order to train working and organizing themselves within a team.One site model will be produced by the whole class, at a scale of 1:1000. Specific models of the individual projects at a larger scale will be required in a later phase.