Size/ 115,000 m²
Competition/ 2016, 1st prize, international competition
Status/ Opening: 2022, September
Client/ Shanghai Library/ Shanghai Pudong Government
Structural Engineer/ Schlaich Bergermann Partner (Shanghai & Stuttgart)
Climate & Environmental Engineer/ Transsolar (Munich)
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer/ Buro Happold (Beijing & London)
Facade Engineer/ Drees & Sommer (Shanghai & Stuttgart)/ DHD (Shanghai)
Local Collaboration Architects/ SIADR
Landscape Design/ Aspect
Lighting Design/ LEOX
Signage Design/ 2 x 4
Photo/ RawVision, Tian FangFang, Chris Hardie
Shanghai Library East, a new civic landmark and cultural destination in the world’s third most populous city, has opened.
Inspired by Taihu stones, or ancient Chinese scholars’ rocks, Shanghai Library East emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and public art. More than 80% of the building’s space is dedicated to community activity. The new 115,000 m² library is located in Pudong District - the area known for its iconic skyline and sits immediately next to Century Park –the largest park in the city spread over 140 hectares.