Huazhong University of Science & Technology. Cultural Center - Wuhan China.
Creating a space and environment that Students, Teachers, and alumni will be proud of their University Culture and Heritage, a place where we all call our Home.
Design Competition - First prize.
I have develop 2 design schemes, and for this one, its about the students, their aspiration, their dreams, and how the school shapes and guides them to accomplishment and completeness. They said that they started just like a stone and after years in the school, as they finish their studies they are like diamonds, glittering and shining, ready for the world outside.
The Cultural center has a diamond shape structure in its central part adjacent to an open auditorium which houses the theater, surrounding it were the galleries that showcases past, present and future. The galleries are traveled in an inclined angular manner like its reaching for the sky, random windows from ceiling and walls acts as natural lighting to its displays. Existing structure and its architecture is preserved and merges to the new modern structure.
3 Galleries of The Past, The Present and The Future of HUST are embraced by a man made river with waterfalls surrounding area, the waterfalls has sensors that when you enter it slides like a curtain. It also provide a cool open air environment on a very hot Wuhan climate.
"Today I am proud of my University, Tomorrow my University will be proud of me."
"Your not from HUST if you dont get wet from this waterfalls."