Shandong University: Qingdao Campus

Shandong University: Qingdao Campus

Jinan, China
Shandong University’s new campus for 25,000 students is situated on the Yellow Sea overlooking Aoshan Bay near the city of Tsingdao. Covering 202 hectares (500 acres), the facility will be home to the Engineering College of Shandong University. The campus is planned for 18,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students, 5,000 of whom are international students.

The campus has been designed to bring Shandong University into the 21st century and expand its international presence by providing world-class teaching, living, and research facilities.

The master plan was developed to take advantage of sea views and the gently sloping topography of its beachfront location and to that end, features sustainability as a core concept. The plan combines traditional and modern campus planning, landscape, and architectural features and is organized around major and minor axes. There is a central academic area consisting of academic quads. Student housing comprises villages to the north and south of the campus. Buildings are typically three to four stories and are disposed in order to create a pedestrian-friendly environment with a walkable scale.