The buildings with Tan Kah Kee style "wearing business suit and bamboo hat" reflect the combination of Chinese and western architectural culture. The buildings reflect the combination of swallow- tailed roof ridges of traditional Southern Fujian features, red- brick walls and western- style high stone pillars, carved window frames; the structure pays attention to the harmony with the environment; the buildings try the best to use "materials which are local products". The buildings with Tan Kah Kee style use a lot of contruction materials specific to Southern Fujian such as white granite, glazed red brick, orange tile and oyster shell mortar. The buildings learn from others and make a breakthrough to improve traditional roofing tiles and ridges, realizing the combination of folk styles and modern functional structures.
Recommended Tan Kah Kee building cluster:
(1)Jimei School Village: founded by Mr. Tan Kah Kee in 1913, covers over 3000 mu, forms the talent cultivation system from preschool education to primary school, middle school, high school, from undergraduate education to postgraduate education, doctor education.
Representative buildings: Nanxun Building, Jimei Middle School, etc.
(2)Xiamen University: founded by Mr. Tan Kah Kee in 1921, is the first university founded by overseas Chinese in Chinese modern education history, and is a high- level university among "211 Project" and "985 Project".
Representative buildings: Nanying Building, Yingxue Building, Furong Building, Jiannan Hall, etc.