A new facility which will offer high quality, flexible space
Broadway Malyan was appointed to design a new building for the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC). The UNNC Innovation Incubator is located on a key urban edge of the campus and city wetland park and will set a new benchmark for infrastructure of this type in China, providing a valuable asset to the campus.
The design is focused on flexibility and collaborative space, with high specification spaces dedicated to research, business and technology. The simple, elegant design of the building follows the curve of the campus edge, presenting a new face internally and externally. A significant new body of public realm will integrate the building with the city park and help generate a unique sense of place around existing buildings.
The design includes high specification spaces dedicated to research and technology, as well as more traditional learning and business school environments. The layered facility will also include live/work spaces and a range of complementary uses such as a restaurant, café, bar, gym, roof garden and social areas.
The project is being delivered as part of University of Nottingham Ningbo, China’s wider strategic 2020 vision for the development of the campus.
"The UNNC Innovation Incubator will set a new benchmark for infrastructure of this type in China."