HENN 对西湖大学的雄心勃勃的提议巩固了中国作为全球科技研究领导者的地位。世界一流的研究机构将分两期建设：第一期于 2021 年秋季，第二期于 2022 年。它将拥有最先进的学术设施、实验室、办公室、体育设施、零售、餐厅和住房为国际学生和教师团体。
HENN’s ambitious proposal for Westlake University solidifies China’s position as a global leader in scientific and technological research. The world-class research institution will be constructed in two phases: the first in Fall 2021 and the second in 2022. It will house state-of-the-art academic facilities, laboratories, offices, sports facilities, retail, restaurants, and housing for an international body of students and faculty.
HENN’s design for the Westlake campus addresses a range of scales and needs, from individual buildings to its urban-scale master plan. The site is defined as a series of concentric rings that organize the campus both physically and conceptually: the Academic Loop, the Water Loop, and the Living Loop.
Each major - Medicine, Biology, Sciences, and Computer Sciences - is housed in a separate building. Composed of staggered rectangular glass volumes with stone frames, the buildings appear to hover above the ground. Each building is uniquely detailed with colorful accents and custom mullion patterns. These articulated courtyard buildings are strung like beads on the bracelet of the Academic Loop in order to promote connection interdisciplinary exchange.
学术圈是大学密集的知识和社会核心。动态的双高空间提供了穿过和进入它连接的建筑物的全景。它的圆形形式包含公共空间、会议空间、研讨室和实验室。环路的中心是大学的中央公园 - 一个美丽的花园，适合静修、沉思和社交。
The Academic Loop is the dense intellectual and social core of the university. The dynamic, double-height space offers panoramic vistas through and into the buildings it connects. Its circular form contains communal spaces, meeting spaces, seminar rooms, and laboratories. At the center of the loop is the University’s central park - a beautiful garden for retreat, contemplation, and socialization.
The campus is encircled by a tranquil waterway, bridged by 12 pedestrian and vehicular paths. Like spokes on a wheel, the bridges connect the campus to the verdant Living Loop where freestanding residential buildings for students and faculty are located. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, and sports facilities, the outer ring transforms the campus into a bustling city.