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2019 WAN Awards Entry: HeFei Fei River Central Smart Garden Library - GEEDESIGN

Jessica Evans
14 May 2019

HeFei Fei River Central Smart Garden Library - GEEDESIGN is an entry in the Civic category at the 2019 World Architecture News Awards.

Located in the living center of the commnuity and on the urban green axis, the library facilitates the daily life of residents through its center-clustered structure, enriching the neighborhood's culture and bringing more people to the library.

The private courtyard of the library and the surrounding urban greenbelt form a natural "green lung" of the project, providing plenty of public spaces for the residents.

Starting from a cube, the design uses different construction techniques and, after reduction and overlay, finishes with a curved interface in the main body, subtly adapting to the surrounding environment. If seen from the distance, the distribution of patches and the volume size change with the angle makes the whole building look dynamic and interesting.

One side of the building faces the water to appear light and floating in the reflection, whilst another side faces the roads, making the main body look stretched, calm and smooth. Using black, white and grey colours makes the building look like a sculpture with the brown colour adding a sense of warmth.

The dullness of the building is dispelled by the interweaving of the glass and the flow of water. The glass connects indoor and outdoor spaces, bringing changes of light and shadow, creating a dialogue between space and time, and making the building look like a floating island in the city.

The World Architecture News Awards showcase the best international design in both current and future projects. Entries for the 2019 Awards are now open - for further information and to submit your entry please click here.

Key Facts

China
Civic Buildings
2019 Entry
GEEDESIGN
Architecture

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