WATCH: The Seashore Library

WORDS Lindi Brownell Meiring VIDEO via Yitiao on Vimeo IMAGES vectorarchitects.com


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The Seashore Library, designed by Vector Architects in 2015, is situated in Nandaihe Pleasure City in China.

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“The moment you walk in you will feel moved by something,” says lead architect Gong Dong. It’s a building that exudes a sense of serenity. The 450m2 space features a two-storey high reading room, which Gong states is the theme space of the building, as well as a meditation room, activity room and outdoor terrace.

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The importance of light in the design of the space is integral, with air vents and windows showcasing natural light at different times of the day.

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A must-watch for any architecture buff.

Vector Architects is also behind the design of an amazing seashore chapel, located in Beidaihe, China, which we featured here.