Investigation into the Model of Campus and Learning Spaces Therein to Serve the Purpose of Urban Higher Education Institutions – Phase 1


The emergence of the knowledge-driven economic structure reshapes the role of higher education institutions (HEIs) against the background of social development. HEIs have long served as the most important source of knowledge and intelligence to a city, and they are now demanded more than their traditional role solely in education and research.This givesrise toa newmodel of HEIs, namely“UrbanHigher Education Institutions (UHEIs)”, which is to enable intense interactions between a HEI and its host city by means of campus location. This research is aimed to contribute to the body of knowledge on architectural typology by investigation into the design of campus and learning spaces therein for UHEIs which can serve the needs of a city driven by the knowledge economy. A recommended model considering a list of design parameters is expected to be developed which underpins the design paradigm for addressing the given condition of high-density urban environment in Hong Kong.

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