The Golden Jubilee Alumni Garden (Alumni Landscape Garden) was officiated by Vice-Chancellor Prof. Joseph Sung on December 7 as part of the inaugural events for CUHK’s 50th Anniversary.
Working with Estate Management Office of the university, SKY YUTAKA developed the project from concept design, specification to completion including lighting, water features, and the bespoke outdoor furniture.
Set against striking profile of the hill and highly visible from the MTR, the garden forms the entrance feature for the eastern vehicular entrance to the Chinese University of Hong Kong within the 137.5-hectare campus. Using local materials and plant species, the project creates a sense of place together with artwork integration, lighting and creates a new sense of placemaking within the campus.
Fifty trees are located to represent each year of the CUHK which were planted in a symbolic tree planting ceremony and frame a central landscape water feature and commissioned artwork “The Integration” by contemporary sculptor Prof. Wu Weishan which symbolizes CUHK’s global vision and mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.