03 WEN­ZHOU CEN­TRE OF AT­TEN­TION

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Sch­midt Ham­mer Lassen Ar­chi­tects has won an in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign the 25,000-square me­tre Stu­dent Cen­tre & Li­brary for the Wen­zhou-Kean Univer­sity in Wen­zhou. The stu­dent ac­tiv­ity cen­tre will be ac­ces­si­ble from all sides and pro­vide spa­ces for a cafe, the­atre, dance and mu­sic stu­dios, ex­hi­bi­tion space, sports and games, plus ar­eas for in­for­mal meet­ings and gath­er­ings. The li­brary will house 30,000 books and a 300-seat lec­ture hall, with read­ing ar­eas or­gan­ised around the cen­tral book stack. The univer­sity is set on a 202-hectare site in a moun­tain­ous re­gion and pro­vides learn­ing and liv­ing spa­ces for 8500 stu­dents.

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