Shanghai Pudong Library

Shanghai Pudong Library

Shanghai Pudong Library

Shanghai Pudong Library

Shanghai Pudong Library

Concept
One of the largest libraries in China with 60,000 m2 of floor space. In addition to a reference section with 2 million books, the library will also contain digital books, exhibition, lecture and interchange sections, aiming to be a next-generation library in China.
The external appearance will represent abstract stone forms floating on a green slope that connects to a park. The exterior stone louvres will bring soft natural light into the reading rooms.
As for the interior, we have made proposals such as a tiered reading space for free-style reading and a digital book space with floating copper-clad clouds.
A hanging garden in a light-filled atrium in the center of the site will emphasize the environment-friendliness of the library.
Facts
Project Name
Shanghai Pudong Library
Location
Shanghai, China
Map
Major Use
Library
Completion
Nov. 2009
Total Floor Area
60,800 m²
Structure
RC
Floors
6F 2BF
Photo Credit
Lin Mingshu Photograph Studio
Awards
2011 Shanghai Design Association Good Design Award