Organic design concept for new Chinese library

A heavily glassed building facade will connect the surrounding waterways and woods to the inward-focused courtyards and rooftop gardens.

28 September 2012

The building layout clusters all the stairs and ramps in the centre of the building so as not to block the outward focus in this new architectural project for Jiaxing University Library.

The news report, on the Australian Architecture Source website, says, 'The library is a prime example of just how far removed modern library design is from the buildings of old. Long gone are the scholarly desks, drab paint jobs and boxed-in rooms of yesteryear.'


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