隈研吾与当地建筑师工作室D ` Architettura马蒂诺pedrozzi合作，建议的部分城市除以一个膨胀的铁路系统由翻转的赛道的结构约束环节。“天桥”和大型地下通道更新现有建筑的整个循环连接的大学城。通过访问和运动的建筑创作中，结构成为基础设施和人工景观的平衡在锻造这一地区的城市建设一个新的类型。校园将作为一个自由的未来项目场地北侧为未来城市发展的催化剂。正式设计有一个坡道的标志，在两个方向和倾斜穿刺垂直环流的微妙的手势。这座建筑是由狭窄的节点扩展到整个网站的程度，而建筑物的足迹连接这些地区的一个序列的开放计划，公共空间。主要的绿色覆盖的长廊创建可持续实践的新标准，在一块长绿墙改造的可能性，做为建筑的遮阳帘。建筑围护结构是由与铝板交替石材薄板——其模式的优化日光方向确定。建筑的保温隔热技术提供了一个很高的水平，与大窗户的室内设计和太阳能在冬季提供自然光。丰富的户外空间是得益于一些充足的梯田和住所位于结构阴凉。这些开放，循环填充广场也适应大学的广泛的公共编程，包括校园幼儿园。这种混合的人口进行的主要空间；在一楼，有教室致力于继续教育以及主要的餐厅，那里的大而明亮的三重高度量看起来对室外覆盖区的实验室前。后者的釉面空间可以在好天气完全打开和动画所存在的学生和教授的露天座位。
status: competition finalist
principal: kengo kuma
partner: yuki ikeguchi,
design team: marcin sapeta, nayoung kim, anteo taro sanada, kiyoaki takeda, flavia gabriela barrera quintana ,
miguel bispo, bruno marques, laura myllyluoma, hannah taylor, adeline de vrij, sam yul huh, ania popieralska,
local architect: studio d`architettura martino pedrozzi, mendrisio,
team: martino pedrozzi, andrea nardi,
3d team: mir, chihiro isono, junki wakuda, hiroaki saito (kkaa),
civil engineer: furst laffranchi bauingenieure gmbh, wolfwil.
structural engineer: weinmann-energies sa, echallens,
electrical engineer: mab-ingenierie sa, morges
kengo kuma's design for a two-phase addition of a mendrisio-based campus to 'la scuola universitaria professionale della svizzera italiana (SUPSI)', an institute of higher education for applied sciences in the italian-speaking region of switzerland, has been unveiled. in collaboration with local architects studio d`architettura martino pedrozzi, the proposal seeks to link parts of the city divided by an expansive railway system by overturning the track as a constraint on the architecture. a 'skywalk' and large underpass renew the entire circulation of the existing buildings while connecting the university to the city. by keeping access and movement central to the creation of the architecture, the structure becomes a balance of infrastructure and artificial landscape while forging a new typology of an urban building for the region. the campus will act as a catalyst for future urban development by freeing the north side of the site for future projects. formally, the design has the hallmarks of a ramp, sloped in two directions and punctured with subtle gestures of vertical circulation. the building is made up of narrow nodes that extend over the entire extent of the site, while the footprint of the building connects these areas of program with a sequence of open, public spaces. the main green-covered promenade creates new standards for sustainable practice, while a block-long green wall reinvents the possibilities of urban shade screen. the building envelope is comprised of thin slabs of stone alternating with aluminum panels-- its pattern determined by optimal daylight orientation. the technology of the building provides a very high level of thermal insulation, with large windows that provide natural light to the interiors and solar gain during the winter season. a wealth of outdoor spaces is bolstered by a smattering of ample terraces and shelters positioned in the cool shade of the structure. these open, circulation-filled plazas also accommodate the university's extensive public programming which include an on-campus kindergarten. this mixed demographic carries into the main space; on the ground floor, there are classrooms dedicated to continuing education as well as the main cafeteria, where the large and bright triple height volume looks on to the outdoor covered area in front of the laboratories. The latter glazed space can be completely opened in good weather and animated by the presence of students and professors using the open-air seating.