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gmp Selected to Design New Library in Suzhou

gmp Architekten has been selected to design a new library in Suzhou in China. As Suzhou's second library, the building will be constructed in the Xiangcheng area, a newly-constructed part of the city to the North of Suzhou's historic center. Located next to one of Xiangcheng's many artificial water courses, in addition to a traditional library, the building will feature China's first fully automated storage system for 7 million books, as well as other public functions including a cinema and exhibition rooms.

Bird's-eye view from the East. Image © Willmore CG Entrance area of library. Image © Willmore CG Interior. Image © Willmore CG Interior. Image © Willmore CG + 7

Zhangjiagang Town River Reconstruction / Botao Landscape

Courtesy of Botao Landscape Courtesy of Botao Landscape Courtesy of Botao Landscape Courtesy of Botao Landscape + 23

Suzhou, China
  • Architects: Botao Landscape
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  65000.0

Suzhou School / BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists

© Shu He © Shu He © Shu He © Shu He + 9

Suzhou, China
  • Architects: BAU Brearley Architects + Urbanists
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2009

Kunshan Visitor Center / Vector Architects

© Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang © Su shengliang + 29

Suzhou, China
  • Architects: Vector Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  280.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Administration Information Building / Aedas

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Suzhou, China
  • Architects: Aedas
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  59893.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

ZHOUSHI Culture & Sports Center / UDG YangZheng Studio

© Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang © Su Shengliang + 31

Suzhou, China
  • Architects: UDG YangZheng Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  31387.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Kangka Zhouzhuang Tourist Resort Aquatic Club / UDG China

© Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li © Yao Li + 15

Suzhou, China
  • Architects: UDG China
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1800.0

Jinguyuan Mixed use Complex / Miao Design Studio

Courtesy of Miao Design Studio Courtesy of Miao Design Studio Courtesy of Miao Design Studio Courtesy of Miao Design Studio + 18

  • Architects: Miao Design Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6220.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Visitor Center in Lake Yangcheng Park / Miao Design Studio

Courtesy of Miao Design Studio Courtesy of Miao Design Studio Courtesy of Miao Design Studio Courtesy of Miao Design Studio + 15

Suzhou, China
  • Architects: Miao Design Studio ; Architects: Pu Miao and Hanjia Design Group
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  844.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013

Office complex Haokang / Archiplein

© Frédéric Henriques
© Frédéric Henriques
Suzhou, China
  • Architects: Archiplein
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  18500.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2011

© Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques © Frédéric Henriques + 12

Suzhou Industrial Park Sports Center / NBBJ

Stadium View from River © NBBJ
Stadium View from River © NBBJ

NBBJ has shared with us their latest design in sports architecture, a multifunctional industrial sports complex for the residents of Suzhou, China. Designed as a community asset, the cultural sports hub will include a commercial center, aquatics facility, gymnasium, arena, professional sports stadium and more. All facilities will be integrated within a lush “Sports Garden” that features an abundance of pedestrian walkways, gardens and sport fields.

The architects' description after the break...