05 SHANG­HAI WIN­NING EN­TRY

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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.

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