Size/ 31,405 m²
Competition/ 1st prize, restricted invited international competition
Status/ Expected completion 2019
Client/ City of Ningbo/ Ningbo Library
Landscape Architect/ Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Ningbo New Library is located in the heart of Ningbo East New Town and sits on the edge of a new ecological wetland area which will form a new cultural hub of the city. Founded in 1927, the Ningbo City Library holds the largest collection of historic and ancient books in the region. The old library attracts 3–4,000 visitors daily, where the new one aim is to increase this number to 7–8,000 per day. To deal with this increase the building will be organized with an open plan layout containing over 3,000 study spaces.