Yangzhou Zhongshuge
Location:Yangzhou
Completion time:2016.6
Project area:1000㎡
Chief designer:Li Xiang
Project directors:Liu Huan, Fan Chen

Water, is not only the source of life, but also the breeding ground of culture. Yangzhou prospers because of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, which brings prosperous culture as well. In the book of “A Dream fo Red Masions”, when Lin Daiyu is missing her hometown, the verses “Spring flower and autumn moon, green hills and clear water; twenty-four bridges, relics of the Six Dynasties” will come to her mind, this verses had raised many people’s imagination about twenty-four bridges as well. In 2016, Zhongshuge was attracted by this beautiful place.

Yangzhou Zhongshuge is located in Zhen Yuan which is next to waterside and in front of the trees. While inheriting the previous solemn and dramatization, designers added arch bridge, which is an indispensable element of this historical and cultural ancient city, in our design concept. It used to be the guiding factor of culture and commerce, and it represents that bookstore is the bond between human and books at the same time.

Entering into the front door of Zhongshuge, there is lobby. Through using the concept of arch bridge, designers extend the visual sign of world of books. Rivers on the floor and in the sky which flow forward lead readers to go deeper into the vast ocean of knowledge. Bookshelves on the two sides extend the shape of the skyline with graceful arcs. Which means that book bridge over the streams setting up the bridge of mind between readers and books. With walking forward, there is a broader land of books on right side. Through researching the relationship between arc bridge and river, designers use a mirrored space relationship. Designers use all kinds of arch to connect areas, which provides a sense of shock to every reader who comes into this space. And the sense of mystery created by the soft light makes all readers thinking of the river under the bridge sparkling, which could helps readers to enjoy the happiness of reading with a peaceful mood. The space maintains enough room for readers to sit and share ideas together during reader salon.

The children’s library is right opposite to this space. Bookshelves are built in the form of disassembled and movable toys to reflect the naive nature of kids. The bottom part of the bookshelves on the wall could be taken off from the wall and used as book display table. Bookshelves could be put back and form the pattern of city view which carries the culture of street view of Yangzhou. The whole space is made up by vivid colors. When kids come into this space, they will feel like being in a cartoon-versioned Yangzhou. In a corner, there is an exquisite toyshop, where all kinds of school things for adults and kids are displayed neatly. This is the rich and varied Yangzhou Zhongshuge that inheriting the cultural stories of Yangzhou.

Yangzhou Zhongshuge
Location:Yangzhou
Completion time:2016.6
Project area:1000㎡
Chief designer:Li Xiang
Project directors:Liu Huan, Fan Chen

Water, is not only the source of life, but also the breeding ground of culture. Yangzhou prospers because of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, which brings prosperous culture as well. In the book of “A Dream fo Red Masions”, when Lin Daiyu is missing her hometown, the verses “Spring flower and autumn moon, green hills and clear water; twenty-four bridges, relics of the Six Dynasties” will come to her mind, this verses had raised many people’s imagination about twenty-four bridges as well. In 2016, Zhongshuge was attracted by this beautiful place.

Yangzhou Zhongshuge is located in Zhen Yuan which is next to waterside and in front of the trees. While inheriting the previous solemn and dramatization, designers added arch bridge, which is an indispensable element of this historical and cultural ancient city, in our design concept. It used to be the guiding factor of culture and commerce, and it represents that bookstore is the bond between human and books at the same time.

Entering into the front door of Zhongshuge, there is lobby. Through using the concept of arch bridge, designers extend the visual sign of world of books. Rivers on the floor and in the sky which flow forward lead readers to go deeper into the vast ocean of knowledge. Bookshelves on the two sides extend the shape of the skyline with graceful arcs. Which means that book bridge over the streams setting up the bridge of mind between readers and books. With walking forward, there is a broader land of books on right side. Through researching the relationship between arc bridge and river, designers use a mirrored space relationship. Designers use all kinds of arch to connect areas, which provides a sense of shock to every reader who comes into this space. And the sense of mystery created by the soft light makes all readers thinking of the river under the bridge sparkling, which could helps readers to enjoy the happiness of reading with a peaceful mood. The space maintains enough room for readers to sit and share ideas together during reader salon.

The children’s library is right opposite to this space. Bookshelves are built in the form of disassembled and movable toys to reflect the naive nature of kids. The bottom part of the bookshelves on the wall could be taken off from the wall and used as book display table. Bookshelves could be put back and form the pattern of city view which carries the culture of street view of Yangzhou. The whole space is made up by vivid colors. When kids come into this space, they will feel like being in a cartoon-versioned Yangzhou. In a corner, there is an exquisite toyshop, where all kinds of school things for adults and kids are displayed neatly. This is the rich and varied Yangzhou Zhongshuge that inheriting the cultural stories of Yangzhou.