Jiading Public Library & Cultural Center

Jiading Distr
Photo © Derryck Menere
Photo © Derryck Menere
Photo © Derryck Menere
Architects
Vermilion Zhou Design
Address
No. 1288, Yumin South Rd., Jiading Distr
Year
2013
Cost
Undisclosed
Stories
Undisclosed

Jiading Public Library and Cultural Center is one of the important development projects in Jiading New City. Vermilion ZhouDesign Group, as the interior design team, integrates the architectural design and combines it with the features of Jiading folk style, prosperous style, beautiful scenery, and outstanding people. Academies in Canal Towns in South of the Yangtze is the main concept, extending from outside to inside.
Extensive use of warm wooden ceilings, walls, and reading desks reflects the simplicity inside the space with Chinese modern lines. Apart from the gray bricks, exterior visitors can experience the natural minimalist sense of openness upon entering the building. The design creates a balance of sense and sensibility for public space. The shelf displays are also very different from a typical library. Instead of considering the visual height, we used lower displays to provide users more space to breathe. The relationship of "people, object and space" combined with the Eastern philosophy and also integrated with the scattered beauty of traditional courtyard elements "window, view and light," thus extending the visual effect from indoor to outdoor.
The multifunction configuration with modern multimedia technology fits appropriately into the library with practicality including full Wi-Fi coverage, Hi-Fi audio equipment, multimedia audio-visual hall, multimedia documents lending station, 24-hour self-service library, reading room with visual impairment equipment, and auditorium. The parent-child reading area used fresh light colors to vividly bring the "forest" in and artfully hide the ceiling light into the "woods". Seats for children of different heights and ages were also considered. As for the 500-seat theater, the concept was to extend the bamboo wall into the Rehearsal Room and IntangibleCultural Heritage Showroom... etc. With different requirements for each space, we hope to achieve maximum comfort for people in this space.
After the completion of the Jiading Library, it was awarded the Best of Year Awards, held by Interior Design Magazine, the USA in 2013. The public construction of the Jiading New City fully activates the communities around, and it has also become another option for holiday and leisure to those who live around.

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