With an unusual design that makes underground seem like overground, ECC goes bryond being a building to be a new land scape that harmonizes with the natural background. The ECC project started with the natural background. The ECC project started with the idea that students needed the best campus environment where they could spend more time.
Selected through the International Design Competition in February 2004, Dominique Perraut's ECC is a place of learning and a space for communication and meeting Dominique Perrault is known for his designs of numerous works of architecture: the French National Library(1995), famouce as a Parisian landmark; the Olympic Velodrome and Swimming Pool in Berlin, Germany(1992); the New Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersbrug, Russia(2003); and the the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg(2008).
ECC was his first projeact in Asia with construction beginning in 2005. It opened its doors in April 2008.