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Architects
The Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. (UAD). Architects.- Dong Danshen, Yang Yidong, Teng Meifang, Lin Zaiguo.
Collaborators
Interior design.- Woods Bagot, Hangzhou Dianshang Building Decoration Design. Landscape design.- The Design Institute of Landscape & Architecture China Academy of Art (Zheng Jie Studio). Structural engineers.- Zhang Mingshan, Xu Chen, Li Benyue. MEP engineers.- Li Haojun, Gong Zengrong, Dong Shaobing, Huang Zhengjie, Liu Haifeng.
Area
15,000 m²
Venue
East Tai Lake Ecological Park, Wujiang District, Suzhou, China.

Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University. UAD

UAD. Founded in 1953, the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Zhejiang University (UAD) has been one of the earliest Grade-A design institutes among national key universities.

The business scope of the Institute covers design of high-rise buildings, hotels, business complex and administrative office buildings; planning and design of campus, cinemas, libraries, museums, residential community, sports facilities, hospitals and other cultural buildings; design of intelligence architectural system, indoor decoration, landscape, municipal public engineering, geotechnical engineering, curtain walling; maintenance and protection of cultural relics, modern buildings and energy saving assessment for all civil construction projects.

Under the principles of ‘Building harmonious atmosphere; Expanding horizon to the world; Combining production, studying, research and innovation; Pursuing higher, stronger, more elegant and professional’, UAD has received  certification of the ISO9001 quality system evaluation on January 16, 2000. UAD now is composed of seven comprehensive architectural design institutes, four professional architectural scheme design institutes, one professional studio, three professional design institutes, one engineering technology research center, one quality and technology center, one consultation company, one energy conservation company, nine teachers studio and nine subsidiaries.

With the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering  Jingtang HE and Qiushi Chair Professor of Zhejiang University Yue WU as Art Director, UAD is  proud of its excellent employees,including one Master of Chinese Engineering Design, eight Winners of Architectural Society of China Young Architect Award, one hundred and eleven  Class-one Registered Architects (PRC) , sixty-nine Class-one Registered Structural Engineers (PRC), fourteen Registered Geotechnical Engineers, fourteen Registered Consulting Engineers, seven Registered Cost Assessment Engineers, thirteen Registered Electrical Engineers, twenty-three Registered Water Supply and Drainage Engineers, sixteen Registered Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Engineers, one Registered Power Engineer, and thirteen Registered Planning Engineers,one Constructor.

Supported by Zhejiang University, UAD has persisted in integration of design, education and research, and has a tradition of relying on brilliant technological talents such as Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Cheung Kong Scholar, and school professors to enhance architecture creation. It has also been actively participating in competitions throughout the market, and has been carrying out joint project designs with many other domestic design companies. In addition, UAD has set up close ties with many well-known international design companies such as Niken Sekkei (Japan), HOK (US), GMP (Germany), COX (Australia), PTW (Australia) worldwide. During the past 60 years, the Institute has been awarded more than 500 design and research prizes on the level of nation, ministry or province, winning herself high social reputation and profiting from its accomplishments.

Danshen Dong

Danshen Dong was born in Shanghai in 1963, whose ancestral home is Xiangshan, Zhejiang province. He pursued study in Civil Engineering Department of Zhejiang University in 1981 and transferred to architecture major the next year. In 1986, he graduated and stayed at the university as a teacher. He served as director of architectural design and theoretical research department, and won the award of outstanding young teachers of Zhejiang University and was excellent provincial party committee member.

In 1997, he was transferred to the Institute of Architectural Design and Research of Zhejiang University, currently working as dean, design director, and deputy dean of the School of Architecture and Engineering of Zhejiang University, a postgraduate master, a national first class architect, vice president of the Provincial Institute of Architects, director of Provincial Decoration Association Specialized Committee, the vice president of the China Higher Institute of Investigation and Design, experts on educational architectural design invited by Ministry of Education, "one of top 100 architects in China", the first batch of engineering survey and design masters in Zhejiang Province, enjoying special allowance of Hangzhou municipal government, outstanding Party member of Zhejiang University and CPPCC member of Xihu District.

In the past 27 years, he has led the team to win more than ten major design awards at provincial, state and national level, which has earned honor for our province in the field of national architectural creation. In terms of the management, the principle governing the school, namely "building a harmonious atmosphere, integrating into the world, combining the production, studying and research and pursuing high-grade and profession" is advocated by him, and the design concept of "balanced architecture" unique in Zhejiang University has always been adhered to.

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