Reflecting international best practice, the campus was designed in the concept of an eco-friendly ‘academic town’ rather than a ‘campus as one big building’. Set within a total land area of 505,004m², the development consists of five primary areas: academic and research, science park, sports and support services, student residences, and faculty housing.
The design contains a number of sophisticated measures aimed at reducing emission and energy consumption, including a centralised mechanical and electrical system for power supply and chilled water production, the redundant power supply solution to bridge the gap between power usage demand and available supply, multiple passive cooling solutions to precisely control wide area temperature and displacement ventilation. The campus also features sustainable drainage systems including ponds, swales and storm water recycling, and intelligent use of locally sourced materials.
In addition to reducing operation and maintenance costs, these features also serve to increase user well-being, creating a contemporary, smart and sustainable educational environment for more than 12,000 students and lecturers.