Nankai University announced “Chien Chung Pei Invited as Chief Architect for Nankai University Centennial Zhou Enlai Lecture Hall”
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Nankai University and 100th anniversary entrance of eminent alumnus Zhou Enlai, at the advocacy of all Nankai alumni, Nankai released the building plan of the Nankai University Centennial Zhou Enlai Lecture Hall in December 2016 to be supported by crowd funding. This initiative aims to build a historical landmark at the Jinnan campus of Nankai University with facilities to house an international vision space, an education and teaching space, the Enlai spirit exhibition and a gathering space for people at Nankai. With the suggestions of alumni and extensive consultation, Nankai University formally invited Chien Chung Pei, the world-famous Chinese-American architect and the Co-founder for PEI Architects, as the chief architect to build the lecture hall with the largest participation of crowd funding in China’s universities ever.
ABOUT NAKAI UNIVERSITY
Nankai University, located in Tianjin, is a key multidisciplinary and research-oriented university directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education. Almost 20 years ago, on the 25th of December, 2000, the State Ministry of Education signed an agreement with Tianjin Municipal Government to jointly establish and develop Nankai University. Since then, Nankai has been listed among the universities to receive priority development in the twenty-first century.