Huazhong Institute of Technology, one of the predecessors of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), was founded in 1953. In 2012, HUST proposed to build a history museum for its 60th anniversary. As a consultant, I proposed to transform the oldest mechanical practice workshop on the school axis into the university’s history museum. After several discussions, the university’s leaders accepted my proposal.
In the previous study, we found that these old buildings were designed by famous Chinese architects such as Professor Xia Changshi who returned from Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, which increased our respect towards the building. We preserved all the buildings and trees in the South District, as well as the old wooden frame of the 1950s. According to the light requirements of the exhibition building, we carefully renovated the windows of the old factory building and reinforced the old structure that affected safety. The new construction was very few: only a gate was added at the entrance of the courtyard, a high-quality toilet was added in the courtyard, and all electromechanical systems were replaced according to the use requirements.
建筑方案 李保峰，谭刚毅，陈宏，万谦，刘小虎，穆威 等
施工图组成员 金薇，李明武，金铃，甘文霞，姚江波，张仲先 等
Architecture Design LI Baofeng, TAN Gangyi, CHEN Hong, WAN Qian, LIU Xiaohu, MU Wei，etc.
Landscape Design XIONG Heping
Technical Design JIN Wei, LI Mingwu, JIN Ling, GAN Wenxia, YAO Jiangbo, ZHANG Zhongxian，etc.
Photographer CHEN Xiaolin, ZHU Biyong，XIN Guosheng, HU Xing