Project > Beijing Foreign Studies University Library

Description

Location Haidian District, Beijing
Floor Area 24,292m2
Design Time 2006
Completion Time 2013

Beijing Foreign Studies University Library

The original library was built in early 1990s and cannot meet the current functional requirements. Within a limit site, the design preserves the original structure, and increases floor area by making extension to the surrounding places, that creates an open space for book collection and reading. The courtyard is devised to be a stepped back atrium, which is flanked by two open reading areas. The most distinguished part is the GRC-precut wall, which shows the word “library” in more than 50 different languages, becoming a visual icon of the university.