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2023 WAN Awards entry: University of Nottingham Ningbo China Innovation and Enterprise Building - Broadway Malyan

University of Nottingham Ningbo China Innovation and Enterprise Building by Broadway Malyan is an entry in the Education category of the 2023 WAN Awards

by Copy taken from 2023 entry 02 August 2023 2023

Broadway Malyan was appointed to design a new Innovation Center building for the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). The UNNC Innovation Center is located on the southern side of the campus; a key urban edge bordering the city’s wetland park and sets a new benchmark for this type of infrastructure in China. It is a vibrant and green urban development that has been designed to host a thriving community of environmentally-aware entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors as part of the university’s growing partnership with businesses in the private sector.

The simple, elegant design follows the curve of the campus edge, presenting a new face internally and externally. A significant new body of public realm will integrate the building with the city park and help generate a unique sense of place around existing buildings.

The building presents a contrast to the existing facilities on the campus but also pays them respect in terms of scale, massing, proportion and material continuity. The use of concrete – but digitally sculpted – demonstrates how this building is at the leading edge of technology for its time.

The design promotes flexibility and collaboration, including high-specification spaces dedicated to research and technology, as well as more traditional learning and business school environments. The layered facility also includes live/work spaces and a range of complementary uses including a restaurant, café, bar, gym, roof garden and social areas.

The project was delivered as part of the University of Nottingham Ningbo’s wider strategic 2020 vision for the development of the campus.

Broadway Malyan
Sector Education

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