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  7. Library for Qujing Culture Center / Hordor Design Group + Atelier Alter

Library for Qujing Culture Center / Hordor Design Group + Atelier Alter

  • 20:00 - 5 September, 2015
Library for Qujing Culture Center / Hordor Design Group + Atelier Alter
Library for Qujing Culture Center / Hordor Design Group + Atelier Alter, Courtesy of Atelier Alter
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  • Project Architects

    Haipeng Guo, Langtian Weng
  • Design Team

    Haipeng Guo, Langtian Weng, Zhenqing Que, Ling Zeng, Jeff Ding
  • Civil/Structure/MEP Engineer

    Shuchuan Zhang, Guangyu Zhang, Xiaonan Zhu, Yongfeng Fan
  • General Contractor

    Qujing Dafeng Construction Engineering Group Co. Ltd.
  • Cost

    $13,419,997
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From the architect. According to Aldo Rossi, every city needs a study room. A library is the study room for a city. Michelangelo’s Laurentian library brings up the question: is the library the interior or exterior of a city?

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Woman and man, rich or poor are all welcome to the library. It is a socially inclusive heterotopias space in modern cities. In a way, a “library” is the “house” for the collectives. Library is a place for thoughts. As it concerns with the classification of knowledge, library is also a critical program to a civilization.

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We attempt to reinvent the program of library by breaking down the separation between reading and storage areas. By having the two spaces intertwined, an abstract field of knowledge is formed, one could easily move from the perception space to the projection space.

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Courtesy of Atelier Alter

There is a direct connection between the pattern of circulation and the trajectory of one’s thought about knowledge. The act of circulation becomes an act of creation. Cross-connections between different knowledge are spontaneous, and inter-disciplinary studies are encouraged. Critical thoughts are latent in this matrix of knowledge.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

We base our formal transformation on the architectonic of a “vertical folded-plate.”As we designate the solids to be the structure and storage, the voids in-between are collective space for reading and gatherings.

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