Haimen Public Library

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Cultural
  • Company/Firm
    PplusP Designers Limited
  • Lead Designer
    Wesley Liu
  • Architect
    PplusP Designers Limited
  • Interior Designer
    Wesley Liu
  • Const. Company
    Private
  • Photo Credit
    YinXiang Photo
  • Location
    Haimen
  • Project Date
    05 May 2022

The Haimen Public Library is commissioned by a private client and it is a donation project to the local government upon completion. The architecture situates at the Country’s National Class AAAA historical site “Lotus Park | Liang Hua Feng” at the shoreline of Guangdong Province, occupying 4800 square meters of land with 2800 square meters of architecture and interior space respectively.

There are two major limitations to the design of the architecture. First is the grid of 8x8 meters structure which cannot be altered due to budget limitation. Second is the form and decoration had to be subtly expressed, any exaggerative forms or luxurious thoughts must be avoided since it is being constructed at a historical site.

The formation of the site plan and interiors floorplan have been taken into consideration in reference to the shoreline; the surrounding historical landmarks; the history of the city and the current use of the park. It is formed by the two gigantic circles at diameters of 150 and 180 meters array self-rotating 360 degrees, overlapping with each other which generate a unique parametric pattern on the site plan.

Bio
PplusP Designers Ltd (P+P) is a young and rising design firm based in Hong Kong. Our practice visualises, designs, and brings to life our clients’ spaces and brands that are high in quality with innovative solutions. The team of P+P is comprised of architects, interior designers and graphic artists whom all share a common passion for design, and a love of learning.

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