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Public Academy Design by RMJM Architect, in Suzhou, China

June 13, 2013 By: archinhome Category: Architecture

Public Academy is designed by RMJM Architect, located in Suzhou, China.
The province of Jiangsu, in which Suzhou is located, has the largest number of higher education institutions in the country with 105 universities and colleges and an annual enrolment of around a million students. The Public Academy is RMJM’s first full higher education campus in China and the first project to come out of its Global Education Studio, launched last year.

Public Academy Design by RMJM Architect, in Suzhou, China 1

Peter Morrison, RMJM’s Chief Executive, said: “Over the last year or so, we have restructured our business by pooling the talent of our international experts in the growth areas of education, health, science and transportation. This strategy is clearly paying off and this is a big win for our specialist education team. It’s also a very exciting project for us to work on as the Public Academy will uncover China’s next generation of entrepreneurs and enhance Suzhou’s economic and educational reputation.”

Public Academy Design by RMJM Architect, in Suzhou, China 2

The client’s brief called for an academy located in the higher education district of Suzhou, within the city’s successful industrial park that aims to be a leader in technology and R&D for high-tech industries. The 120,000 sq m campus design is contemporary, whilst also in keeping with the physical environment and social culture of Suzhou, which is celebrated for its meticulously designed walled gardens, canal-ordered townscape and traditional visual and literary arts.

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