Sunday Projects :: Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building


Sunday Projects :: Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building

Firm: Aedas
Project Location: Suzhou, China

Located in Suzhou Industrial Park, the Xi’an Jiaotong–Liverpool University occupies a beautiful environment where there is a harmonious coexistence of the city’s rich cultural traditions and its rapid economic development. Aedas' design for its Administration Information Building was inspired by the famous Taihu stone unearthed around Suzhou city.

Taihu stones are sometimes referred as scholar’s stones, as they are much appreciated by Chinese scholars. It is a kind of limestone exposed to long term wave erosion, resulting in pores and holes all over the stone. Peculiar and precipitous in appearance, the stones are of high ornamental value and have been a garden designers’ favourite since the ancient time...

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