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A New Town with a New University

Beihang University Qingdao International Science and Educational Town

PrizeHonorable Mention in Landscape Architecture / Urban Planning
Firm LocationSanta Monica, United States
CompanyMoore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners
Lead ArchitectJames Mary O'Connor FAIA + John Ruble FAIA
Design TeamJames Mary O'Connor FAIA Design Principal in Charge John Ruble FAIA Buzz Yudell FAIA Wang, Anthony AIA Christopher Chan AIA (SH) Annie Shu (SH) Dolan, Halil AIA JT Theeuwes AIA Christopher Hamilton Bernardo Frias Takuji Mukaiyama Nozomu Sugawara Chen Lei (SH) Lowell Morin (SH) Philippe Arias Wenjia Xu Ji Hao Kay Mashiach Leilei Zhang (SH)
ClientBeihang University Qingdao +Blue Silicon Valley

This ground-breaking new town in Qingdao, China provides the site for a modern campus for China’s famed Beihang University as the nucleus of research and innovation in a multi-centered regional development. Encompassing 738 hector, the project integrates research and teaching, technology business, and coastal recreational development connected by future-oriented, sustainable transit systems. The project’s plan is carefully fit into the context of regional landscape, site hydrology. The design creates a grand esplanade as an organizing spine to link a series of iconic, program-focused colleges.