Wenzhou Kean University Student Center and Library
As the second phase construction of a US/China joint-venture university, the Student Center and Library plays a critical role not only for providing important amenities for a fast growing student body, but also for creating a central heart of the entire university.
Located between the academic zone and resident quarters of the campus, the building is positioned to serve students for a variety of needs from quiet learning to project collaboration, from student groups to university wide performances, and from IT support to restaurant and café. With programs offered at all hours, the facility serves as a central hub that brings together all students and reinforces student life experiences.
Working closely with faculties from US Kean and Wenzhou Kean, we created an iconic yet contextual facility that reflects leading ideas for the 21st-Century library and student center design.
The design pushes to eliminate the sense of physical boundaries by maximizing transparencies and visual connections. This strategy creates an environment that promotes interaction, collaboration and a sense of community.
Zheng Xiaodong, Vice-President of Wenzhou Kean University