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CELAP

Shanghai, China

2005

Awards

LUBAN PRICE 2005

Program

Construction of a university building, student housing and a gymnasium

Surface

72,000 sqm

Contracting authority

CELAP

Architect

AAAB

Associate architect

Tom Sheehan

Interior designer

Volume ABC

China Executive Leadership of Pudong

The CELAP design was an exceptional experience for Agence d'Architecture A.Bechu in terms of scale, program and encounter. The campus spread over 80he with a complex brief and a deadline of 25 months from concept design to inauguration. 7 other prestigious architectural firms were invited to participate in an international 2 phase competition. The winning project captures the interest of China’s top leader and future party chairman by its audacious and contemporary rendition of the traditional professorial table lacquered in crimson red.
Seen from above and as a whole, the 300m long “table” is the Chinese pictogram for the number one as this is the high learning institute for the nation in business administration. Seen more partially through the campus gardens, the sculptural legs and more free forms evoke stability with movement.

CELAP

99, Qiancheng Road, Pudong New Area,
201204 Shanghai
China