This impressive new library designed for the Chinese city of Wuhan features a highly sculptural shape, with an enormous front window forming a ‘canyon of books’. The infamous Chinese city would rather not be known for the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, so projects like this are important in forming Wuhan’s future.
The building is designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, who has made a name for themselves with fascinating, impressive scale and form.
Located at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Han River, the huge library will be one of the largest in the country, and certainly one of the most impressive.
“Poised to become one of the largest libraries in China, the new Wuhan Central Library combines traditional and non-traditional functions with diverse study, living room, reading, and studio spaces.
The 140,000-square-metre project connects to its surroundings via three large openings that will act as visual displays of life inside the building, sparking curiosity and intrigue.
This distinctive, three-faced flowing shape celebrates the position of the “city of 100 lakes” at the confluence of two rivers, and will become a new recognisable landmark for Wuhan.”