Text description provided by the architects. Sales pavilion, generally considered as a temporary building type, is always demolished or renovated as long as developers have achieved their commercial goals. These costly buildings therefore become huge waste of resources and energy. To minimize the unnecessary waste and keep the building for further use is our starting point. We try to introduce a community library into the building as a sustainable solution, in which not only can a library increase people flow, but also it can offer public facilities when the sales process comes to the end.
The design is inspired by a toy, building block. We build bookcases in a way as we play the building blocks. They re-define the whole space by stacking and overlapping in two atriums, from the ground to the ceiling. The gap between the “blocks” naturally becomes a path for people to go through. In the atriums, the staircases cantilevered from the “blocks” connects groundfloor and first floor with a new mezzanine corridor.
The mezzanine corridor which connects the two clusters of “blocks”, not only increases reading area but also produces a dramatic and coherent space.It is cantilevered with independent steel structures hidden in the bookcases with no column exposed. The structures will not interrupt views or activities and even be hardly noticed, which signify the corridor as a foremost feature in this project.