LOCATION
Shanghai, China
CLIENT
Fudan University
DATE
2011

Fudan is part of a network of universities and their respective buildings located in Shanghai, it is also a very special university with an extensive history and a very unique character. Aside from the main campus, there are two new campuses. These campuses are not closely located, they are separate pieces, and so in order to establish a connection the buildings must convey the identity of Fudan and contemporary life.

The masterplan for this new zone defines the density and heights. The new buildings must have a relationship to the surrounding buildings, the volumes must relate to the urban context, and be adjustable to the different functions. We modified the volumes of the master plan within the given specification to create that mixture. The buildings become part of a network of connections, instead of forming borders. The public life within the new campus buildings is generated under the roof structure within the block.