> Library of China Youth University for Political Sciences
Location Haidian District, Beijing
Floor Area 32,000m2
Design Time 2006
Completion Time 2009
Library of China Youth University for Political Sciences
Three appliances, desk, bamboo-slips and brush-holder used by ancient Chinese scholars, are the origins of design concept. A modern and colorful translation changes those images into geometries with different textures, intersecting and interlocking. The two-story arcade and the grand stairs, facing the central square of the campus, not only define a place clearly, but also accentuate the entrance for public. Horizontal granite-clad sunshades running through the north and south facades, drop a hint of the texture of bamboo-slips as well as shade the direct sunshine, bringing the library diffused natural light.