The new library in Dalian by Architects Collective is designed to become the center and heart for the local community with a strong relationship to the ocean and the bay. The building is placed in a park setting and aims to be a landmark for locals and visitors and a symbol for the creative and environmentally friendly future of New Pulian. More images and project description after the break.
It is a place for the public to read, contemplative and come together. The basic architectural form for the new library is the rose petal since the Monthly Rose is the city flower of Dalian. The new Pulian branch is one of several library branches in the Dalian region with each branch symbolizing a petal and forming a rose flower.
Architects: Architects Collective Location: Dalian, China Team: Andreas Frauscher, Patrick Herold, Richard Klinger, Martin Schorn, Kurt Sattler, Fei Tang Project Type: Construction of a new public library Status: Invited competition, finalist Client: City of Dalian Gross Floor Area: 50.000 m² Competition Date: 10/2011 Construction Costs: EUR 50.000.000