30 Nov '16, 9am

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects unveils competition-winning designs for the Shanghai Library

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects unveils competition-winning designs for the Shanghai Library

The 125,000-square-meter Shanghai Library is shaped like an inverted triangle that appears to float over the landscape. The main library , clad in alternating strips of glazing and floor plate, is set above two glass pavilions housing a 1,200-seat performance venue, exhibition and events space, and dedicated children’s library. “We see the library as the focal point in a park, a central rock within a city-scale Chinese garden,” said Schmidt Hammer Lassen partner Chris Hardie. “One of the most compelling things about this project is its location within a parkland setting. You are in the heart of the world’s largest city, yet we have the opportunity to create a sanctuary for knowledge and media in the trees.”

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