05 SHANGHAI WINNING ENTRY
Schmidt Hammer Lassen has won a two-stage competition to design a new 110,000-square metre city library in the Pudong District of Shanghai, next to Century Park. The main library volume floats above two pavilions that will house a 1200-seat performance venue, exhibition and events space plus dedicated children’s library, which will all open up towards a series of landscaped courtyards and gardens. The library is organised around a grand central atrium, with the structure continuously clad in a façade of clear, insulated and fritted glass. Construction work is expected to be completed in 2020.