University of Chicago opens Hong Kong Campus
Today celebrates the official opening of The University of Chicago’s new Asian satellite campus: The Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong, designed by Revery Architecture.
Situated on an extremely steep, heritage-protected hillside at the western end of Hong Kong Island, Revery’s design was inspired by the site’s challenging topography, its magnificent panorama across the sea, and the scattered remnants of its past as a former military facility and detention centre. This stunning new academic facility presents an elegant curvilinear form that floats lightly over the lush tree canopies, gently weaving the academic program into the contours of the site’s difficult terrain, and bridging the heritage blocks to seamlessly reconcile old and new, natural and man-made. Evoking the impression of a “Treehouse of Knowledge”, the new Asian hub for Chicago University’s renowned Booth School of Business blends effortlessly into its surroundings and incorporates several of the heritage buildings which have been repurposed for classroom space, student lounges, and building services.
See the official press release at the link below: