Dalian Library

Our design for the new Library in Dalian / China features a snake-like form, which smoothly guides visitors from the Outside to the Interior and through the book-lending spaces.



The pathway through Library is arranged as a shelve-system of books from A to Z following the spiral shape of the building. The facade is a series of colored steel louvers, which have the possibility to open up where natural daylight is needed for the interior spaces. By strolling through the ‘Bookworm’, one is always connected to a large, natural courtyard, which offers a private atmosphere in a vivid city to the visitors.