XJTLU Taicang Campus Master Plan Competition
Expecting to enroll 6,000 students by 2025, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Taicang campus, is an international university that will blur the edges of academic and professional environments.
Inspired by the culture of the university, the proposal creates an interconnected physical environment—a hive—which promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration through a complex mixing of academic, professional, and public functions. This is achieved through a modular system of massing blocks containing academic colleges, with teaching, working, and fabrication spaces, that integrate with the publicly accessible spaces of the entrepreneurial program into a single ensemble. The modular concept of the design provides dynamic spatial, organizational, and structural opportunities for collaboration and interaction.