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Zhongshuge

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The project is located in Dujiangyan, Southwest of China. The city is famous for its unique culture and landscape due to its long history of water conservancy project. By drawing inspirations from the local landscape, designer moved the magnificent spirit of mountains and rivers into the bookstore, presenting readers with an elegant and powerful artistic landscape, and also expressing the awe to the nature.

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Unique Properties

The design of the whole project is highly inspired by local landscape. From the bamboo forest in kids reading area to the Dujiangyan dam in literature area, designer moved elements of the city into the bookstore, and transformed them into practical functions. By creating the scenery and using the technique of architecture, designer presents visitors with an elegant and powerful artistic landscape.

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Xiang Li, Zhongshuge, Interior Design, xliving, Bookstore, China

Production Technology

In the literature area,bookshelves walls are inspired by the magnificent Dujiangyan dam spreads upwards all the way. Wallpaper with book patterns are used to decorate top of the bookshelves, combined with the reflection from the mirror ceiling, it visually expands spatial ductility and create an open and high feeling. Book tables are designed in the shapes of boats, with the effect of black tiles flooring, it look like they are quietly mooning on the lake, floating between the bookshelf wall. The bookstore is able to display over 80 thousand books covering 20 thousand kinds.

Design Challenge

The difficulty of the project for our team involves how to translate the local landscape elements of Dujiangyan into bookstore through design language that can create an amazing customer experience, and at the same time guarantees the practical functionality that the bookstore requires.

Project Duration

The project finished in September, 2020 in Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China

Operation Flow

Visitors will be first greeted with gray tile inspired bookshelves, they not only build intimacy but also divide the forum area. Moving forward, visitors will reach the reading space where bookshelves extend from the space to the adjacent columns, catching the curiosity of readers and guide their route. In the literature area where it seems like the beautiful scenery of Dujiangyan dam is vividly presented in the space. Walking upstairs, the bookshelves beside the stairs offers a variety of books at accessible distance, visitors could grab a book and have a read on the second floor where various seats are provided.

Research

The design is heavily inspired by the local famous landscape. Therefore, we decided to move the spirit of local mountains and rivers into the indoor space. We not only aim to present visitors with an abstract and artistic landscape, but also hope visitors can be touched by the spiritual expression once they walk into the space.

Inspiration

The beautiful city the project located in is called Dujiangyan. The city is famous for its unique culture and landscape due to its long history of water conservancy project. Therefore, we hope to integrate the historical elements of the city into the design to create a dialogue between culture and wisdom.

Image Credits

Image#1: Photographer Shao Feng, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, 2020. Image#2: Photographer Shao Feng, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, 2020. Image#3: Photographer Shao Feng, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, 2020. Image#4: Photographer Shao Feng, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, 2020. Image#5: Photographer Shao Feng, Dujiangyan Zhongshuge, 2020.

Project Overview

Zhongshuge Bookshop has been a Golden winner in the Interior Space and Exhibition Design award category in the year 2020 organized by the prestigious A' Design Award & Competition. The Gold A' Design Award is granted to designs that demonstrate a high level of innovation and a significant impact on their intended audience. Recognized as a major achievement by the A' Design Awards, these designs are characterized by their visionary approach and the exceptional skill of their creators. Winners of the Gold A' Design Award are noted for their ability to push the envelope in art, science, design, and technology, delivering solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations. These designs serve as benchmarks for excellence, encouraging further innovation and inspiring future generations of designers.

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Li Xiang was recognized with the coveted Golden A' Design Award in 2021, a testament to excellence of their work Zhongshuge Bookshop.

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Zhongshuge Bookshop: A Cultural Dialogue Through Design

Li Xiang's Zhongshuge Bookshop in Dujiangyan, China, beautifully integrates the city's historical elements into a unique bookstore design, creating a powerful dialogue between culture and wisdom.


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