03 WENZHOU CENTRE OF ATTENTION
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.