During the tour of the 267-acre university in Guangzhou, Florence will focus on campus resilience features. In addition to being a fossil fuel-free district that is designed to be carbon neutral-ready, the campus embraces the climate and wetland ecosystem of Nansha. Beyond architectural inspiration, the incorporation of three canals creates built-in insurance for flooding, as the landscaping allows the canals to overflow while the set-back building placement prevents water damage. The main outdoor collaboration areas feature dense canopy coverage, and the buildings incorporate a combination of active and passive thermal comfort strategies to guarantee the well-being and enjoyment of occupants.
The tour will take place on September 23rd, beginning with an officiating ceremony with welcome speeches at 10am. Register here.