Tsinghua University, Beijing

A flexible landscape with only a few fixed parts, allowing for evolution over time to meet the changing needs of its students and the campus . . .

Tsinghua University in Beijing, a global academic leader, is adding a world-class innovation led teaching faculty to its campus. Morphis were approached to work collaboratively with architects Perkins + Will to create a transitional and connective park for the campus, which can also serve as a vibrant landscape heart for the new Center of Creativity + Innovation.

The core public spaces encourage interaction and collaboration in an open setting. This platform for social learning is as important as focused formal study for innovation and creativity to take place. The park allows students to communicate, interact and collaborate. This is where the new philosophy of embracing traditional as well as informal learning is celebrated.