Chinese University of Hong Kong – Shenzhen Campus Library

  • area / size 236,806 sqft
  • Completed 2017
  • Location Shenzhen, China,
  • Wang Weijen Architecture created a sense of coherency in the redesign of Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Shenzhen Campus Library in Shenzhen, China.

    The design of library of Shenzhen Campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong breaks the six-floor large volume into two three-floor C shape volume. Through turning and elevating, it becomes coherent with the entrance and green land of the campus, keeps the sight from central green land to the hill, and also maintain a natural landscape for the campus.

    The library’s center is a hall with multi-storey-high book shelves and skylight. This space extends all the way to the bottom of the building, which is the reading room. The outdoor spaces of the library are yards, corridors, and platforms, and they fit to the indoors hall and rooms, creating frame view for both interior and exterior. The design is based on a high storage efficiency module, and lead indirect light to the reading space through transition from external wall to partition and wood and metal sunshade. On the elevation we designed recessed veranda and opened wall, to support a thick and flexural upper volume. And along with people’s walk, they get various view of this building with traditional image and temperament of a university.

    Architect: Wang Weijen Architecture
    Photography: Wade Zimmerman, Zhang Chao