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

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

Library for Qujing Culture Center / Atelier Alter Architects + Hordor Design Group - FacadeLibrary for Qujing Culture Center / Atelier Alter Architects + Hordor Design Group - Windows, FacadeLibrary for Qujing Culture Center / Atelier Alter Architects + Hordor Design Group - FacadeLibrary for Qujing Culture Center / Atelier Alter Architects + Hordor Design Group - Cityscape+ 34

  • Architect In Charge : Yan Huang
  • Design Architects : Xiaojun Bu, Yingfan Zhang
  • 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
  • Cost : $13,419,997
  • Civil Engineer : Shuchuan Zhang, Guangyu Zhang, Xiaonan Zhu, Yongfeng Fan
  • Structural Engineer : Shuchuan Zhang, Guangyu Zhang, Xiaonan Zhu, Yongfeng Fan
  • Mep Engineer : Shuchuan Zhang, Guangyu Zhang, Xiaonan Zhu, Yongfeng Fan
  • City : Qujing
  • Country : China
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Text description provided by the architects. 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?

Library for Qujing Culture Center / Atelier Alter Architects + Hordor Design Group - Facade, Garden
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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.

Library for Qujing Culture Center / Atelier Alter Architects + Hordor Design Group - Cityscape
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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.

Library for Qujing Culture Center / Atelier Alter Architects + Hordor Design Group - Facade
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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.

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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.

Library for Qujing Culture Center / Atelier Alter Architects + Hordor Design Group - Windows, Facade
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Address:Qujing, Yunnan, China

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Cite: "Library for Qujing Culture Center / Atelier Alter Architects + Hordor Design Group" 05 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/773111/library-for-qujing-culture-center-hordor-design-group-plus-atelier-alter> ISSN 0719-8884
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