award: HKIA Cross Strait Architectural Design Award 2013: Merit Award
The Fujian Professional Photonic Technical College in South East China is funded by the Taiwanese company, Ching Fu, one of Taiwan’s largest privately owned ship building companies. The development signals emergent cultural and trade links between Taiwan and the Chinese province of Fujian.
IO successfully provided a masterplan for a new 550,000 sqm Fujian Professional Photonic Technical College and led the architectural design of five buildings in Phase 1 of the College. Whilst construction for Phase 1 is well underway, our client, Ching Fu, has recently re-commissioned IO to direct the design for four more buildings in Phase 2 of the project. The first 3,000 students enrolled in the College will be on campus by the first year of opening in September 2016. By 2018, it is anticipated that the number of students will grow to 12,000.