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OPEN’s Tsinghua Ocean Center in Shenzhen is recently completed after five years’ time from design to construction. Located at the eastern end of Tsinghua graduate school campus in Shenzhen Xili University Town, it was designed for the newly established deep-ocean research base of Tsinghua University. Science, Humanity and Nature are the three main themes of the design. While accomplishing all the lab and office functions, abundant social spaces were injected into this energetic ‘vertical campus’. 

The Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards 2016 ceremony was held on December 1st at the IAC Building in New York. OPEN Architecture’s HEX-SYS project was selected as the Winner of Green category, among three other finalists including Gensler, Perkins+Will and Mithun.