Bell Tower & Gateway

Shantou University, Shantou, Guangdong China

Project Details

Designer

Maya Lin Studio

Agency

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.

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

Categories: Special StructuresHigher Education