Grand-scale, Open-Stack Library to House 3,500,000 Volumes
Offering a selection of 3.5 million books to browse through, this large-scale library has few precedents anywhere in the world. It was designed to be a facility that is open to the citizens, while projecting a dynamic yet accessible image as a place “people can enjoy making part of their lives.” Flows of foot traffic inside the building are also designed around see-through elevators and escalators to provide a sense of openness and to make it easy for visitors to find where they want to go.
|CLIENT||Bureau of Culture of Guangzhou Municipality|
|LOCATION||Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China|
|SITE AREA||21,067.39 sq.m.|
|TOTAL FLOOR AREA||98,008.50 sq.m.|
|BUILDING HEIGHT||50.00 m|
|INFO||Co-designed by Guangzhou Design Institute|