Bell Tower & Gateway

Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong China

Project Details


Maya Lin Studio


Shantou University (STU)

Shantou University (STU) is the only public university supported by private funds in China. Located in a southern city to the north of Hong Kong, the 30-year-old university is expanding its campus. World-renowned architects have designed a new library (Ray Chen); a new research and medical facility (Herzog & de Meuron); and a new sport, conference, and entertainment facility: the Sports Park (MANICA Architecture). Maya Lin Studio is designing a new campus park and bell tower as part of the expansion.

The bell tower consists of a 75-foot-tall freestanding concrete wall and a custom stainless steel structure that ramps up around the concrete wall to support a traditional Chinese bell hanging about 70 feet aboveground. The bell is an actual bell that weighs about 5,000 pounds.

2015 ACEC New York Engineering Excellence Awards, Structural Systems – Silver Award

Categories: Special StructuresHigher Education