Shanfeng Academy Suzhou Building by OPEN - architecture and design

Shanfeng Academy Suzhou Building by OPEN

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Shanfeng Academy Building in Suzhou
10 May 2022
Location: Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province Building, China
Design: OPEN
New Campus Centre to Become Cultural Hub for Community

OPEN Reveals Design for Shanfeng Academy Building in Suzhou
New York founded and Beijing based architectural practice OPEN has revealed the design for the Shanfeng Academy project which topped out at the end of April. Situated in a new district of Suzhou city, the building will serve as the campus-centre for a new K-12 international school and will also act as a cultural hub for the local community.
Historically, the city of Suzhou was synonymous with high culture and elegance. Generations of artists, scholars, and writers in China were drawn to the poetic beauty of its gardens with their combination of rocks, water, trees, and pavilions, reflecting the Chinese appreciation of balance and harmony. Now an innovative metropolis and an important business centre, Suzhou is striving to build itself into a hub of international talent, industry, and information. The challenge for OPEN was to create a major new urban project whilst being sympathetic to the heritage of the city. Li Hu and Wenjing Huang, founders of OPEN, say of the design:
Finding radical strategies to deal with the complex and practical challenges, while creating architecture of poetic spirit deeply connected to the local cultural tradition, ...

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