Chu Hai College Campus, Hong Kong
© Frans Parthesius courtesy of Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Chu Hai College has traditionally emphasised a multidisciplinary and wide-ranging education for its 4,000 students engaged in the four-year degree curriculum. Accordingly, OMA's design generates abundant communal spaces that will facilitate encounters between students from different departments.
The design, led by OMA partner Rem Koolhaas, General Manager of OMA Asia (Hong Kong) David Gianotten and associate Chris van Duijn, was chosen from eight submissions by internationally renowned architecture offices. The Chu Hai College selection committee chose OMA's design because it provides a strong visual identity for the college, flexibility in use and an environment conducive for multidisciplinary education. They called the design 'the bookstand'.