Guangzhou University City Comprehensive Master Plan
Steffian Bradley Associates
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Ayers Saint Gross was invited to participate in a comprehensive master plan for a new University City. In order to redevelop urban areas, the province set out to create a university city on a 10,000 acre island to house several university campuses with shared amenities, cultural, residential and retail facilities totaling over 100 million gross square feet. A central district of the island included an Eco-Park containing a sports complex, conference center, library, scenic lakes, landscape and gardens. After 19 months, Guangzhou University City housed 140 buildings on 10 university campuses, accommodating 200,000 students, 20,000 teachers and 50,000 staff.