Wormhole Library

MAD-Designed Wormhole Library Tops Out

Wormhole LibraryOverlooking the China South Sea, the Wormhole Library is situated within the Century Park along the Haikou Bay coastline. Upon completion it will serve as a multi-functional building, accommodating spaces for reading, and a public rest area for visitors.

Wormhole LibraryThe intimately scaled structure is cast of white concrete as a unit. The curved concrete walls not only serve as an organic architectural structure, but also connect the ceiling, ground, and walls together. Holes of varying sizes allow the architecture to breathe, while also letting natural light flood the interior. The grey spaces of the exterior corridors provide shaded spots for passers-by to stop and rest.

Wormhole LibraryWithin the library, people interact directly with both the sky and sea. Humans are no longer the dominant beings, and architecture is no longer the dominant vessel. The visitor experience is instead a “glimpse into the universe” – abstract but infinite.

Wormhole LibraryThe Wormhole Library allows visitors to read, enjoy views of the sea, and attend open-air performances, temporarily removing themselves from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As Haikou’s next energetic, popular public space, the library will bring layers of color and activity to the city.

Wormhole LibraryAccording to the studio, all of the building’s electrics and plumbing will be built into the concrete form to reduce clutter inside the building. Curved sliding doors will retracted into the walls as will windows that can be opened to let the sea air circulate within the building.

Wormhole LibraryThe building is topped with a rooftop terrace that has views of the South China Sea, while a reflecting pool and white-sand filled area will be built on either side of it.

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Wormhole Library is the first in a series of seven pavilions that are going to be built along the coast of Haikou Bay as part of the rejuvenation plan.

Wormhole Library

Wormhole Library

MAD-Designed Wormhole Library Tops Out

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