2016/06/01 Author:Zhu Qixiang
HDD designer ZHU Qixiang became one of the finalists of Shanghai Culture Infrastructure Design Competition for Young Designers of Year 2016.
ZHU’s design for Shanghai East Library aimed to restructure the landscape between Century Avenue and Century Park, create a resourceful public space for citizens’ interaction. It shaped the library into a swirl spinning up and also a book opening to the public from one side.
The design also considered saving energy and embracing the nature. The atrium of the library design imitated natural mountain landscape with hill and valley. The concept of Sponge City could also be found in the design as it collected rain water for an artificial wetland.