Perkins Eastman | Shanghai Conservatory of Music: Fenyang Campus

Shanghai Conservatory of Music: Fenyang Campus

Shanghai, China
The Shanghai Conservatory of Music was established in 1927 by Cai Yuanpei as the first formal higher professional music institute in China. Among the world's top conservatories, it is renowned for its focus on both Chinese traditional music and western classical music and the exchanges between the two forms that it encourages. It is known as the “cradle of contemporary Chinese musicians.”

Up until now the conservatory has maintained a single campus at Fenyang Road along with satellite buildings/facilities, some of which house collections of traditional Chinese musical instruments.

This competition, which Perkins Eastman completed in 2012, builds on the campus' modernization and expansion in 2006 by introducing an ambitious master plan that will complete the Fenyang campus with the inclusion of a world-class music and arts center and the creation of a new campus (at Ling Ling Road) so that the Conservatory can serve its student population and mission in a more concentrated fashion. The conservatory has identified this new master plan as “one body two wings,” as the conservatory will be united across two campuses.