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China Academy of Art Liangzhu Campus / Atelier FCJZ

Cantilevered eaves of workshops. Image © Qingshan Wu

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Campus spatial organization with dorms upstairs and workshops downstairs. Image © Fangfang Tian

Towards a New Mode of Education. Liangzhu is an area in the city of Hangz…….

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China Academy of Art Liangzhu Campus / Atelier FCJZ

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Campus spatial organization with dorms upstairs and workshops downstairs. Image © Fangfang Tian

Towards a New Mode of Education. Liangzhu is an area in the city of Hangzhou where a new campus of China Academy of Art (CAA) is sited. At Liangzhu, this art-based comprehensive university plans to have four academic divisions, which are College of Innovative Design, College of Art Management, College of Foundational Education, and College of Continuing Education and will house 3000 full-time students and 1000 continuing education students. The four main objectives of this new campus include developing interdisciplinary innovative talents; promoting design and informational economy; integrating artificial intelligence technology; and setting another benchmark for contemporary design education. At the stage of the campus design competition, CAA asked the participating architects to envision an educational system that would meet the mandates given.

2nd floor outdoor social space and workshops. Image © Fangfang Tian

Workshops. Image © Fangfang Tian

We understood that deciding a major while entering college is no longer the best way for today’s higher education and proposed a conceptual framework for learning that is defined by the following: 1. Use head and hands. Every student, regardless of his/her discipline or concentration, has to take courses that engage making, from drawing/painting to design/architecture, as part of the foundations. 2. Classes as research projects for advanced level, which allows students to acquire skills to work as an interdisciplinary team and solve real-world problems. 3. Abolish departments so that knowledge is not compartmentalized. 

2nd floor connecting passage. Image © Fangfang Tian

Conceptually continuous workshop space. Image © Fangfang Tian

Architecture That Teaches. Furthering the above-mentioned important programming exercise, we believe that architecture can and should be part of the educational system. What kind of space for a campus is able to facilitate making and experimentation as well as to encourage students to interact with each other in and out of classes to …….

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