Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University South Campus

Location: Suzhou, China
Client: Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University

Our masterplan for this international university’s new campus provides world-class teaching, laboratory and research facilities as well as a humanities building, science building, training centre, and international exchange centre. In reference to the classical Chinese gardens found in the historic parts of Suzhou, we designed a circular form and positioned the seven new campus buildings around a central landscaped courtyard. A series of concrete pathways elegantly thread over small ponds and water features to create an efficient yet enjoyable student experience through the site. The outdoor space also includes sculptural canopies and a sunken plaza with amphitheatre seating to accommodate student events and activities.

Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University, fully glazed facade with metal frit over top
a casual seating lounge in Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University located on a terrace overlooking the atrium
the grounds of Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University with pathways through a pond with metal sculptures and a metal canopy overhead
Xian Jiaotong Liverpool University viewed from the back from across a pond, showing a circular volume in the middle and wings of red brick cladding on either side