Zhuhai is a city of 1.5 million people located in southern China not far from Macao. Beijing Normal University (BNU) was founded in 1902 as a facility for teacher training in Chinese higher education. Over the past 100 years, BNU has grown into a comprehensive research-based university offering courses in a wide variety of subjects. In 2005 Matrix was commissioned to assist in planning the expansion of the Zhuhai campus of BNU. In association with this planning commission, Matrix was asked to participate in a design competition for a new academic and administrative block to comprise administrative, classroom and laboratory functions . The concept illustrated here was the winning entry in this competition. It consists of a complex of three distinct, but connected buildings that relate with clarity to their natural and built context. Click here for complete PowerPoint presentation BNU Academic Block BNU Academic Block BNU Academic Block BNU Academic Block BNU Academic Block