Shanghai Zhongshuge Thames Town Store(PhaseⅡ)
Location:Shanghai
Completion time:2015
Project area:1000㎡
Chief designer:Li Xiang
Project directors:Fan Chen, Liu Huan

The design concept of Zhongshuge Phase II follows the relaxed and joyful reading experience, while adding one more interesting and gorgeous scene. It not only provides more leisure reading experience for adult readers, but also creates a space exclusively for children.

Zhongshuge Phase II is located adjacent to the original Zhongshuge, and connected to Phase I through some modifications. These two spaces are linked by a broader reading corridor and formed a balanced space. After that, the entrance of Zhongshuge has been in the middle of Phase I and Phase II.

Entering Zhongshuge through the new entrance, there is a three rotatable bookshelf-like revolving doors, which usually rotate perpendicular to wall at an angle of 90 degrees to implicate the door of books is open for readers. It seemingly leads people from the outside world to the sacred hall silently. Then there is the central reading museum space of Zhongshuge Phase II. Designers extend the bookshelves from wall to the overhead and then downward from the other side of the wall, which forms a palatial vaulted book space. There are many inverted lamps hanging in the air, as readers are wholeheartedly immersed in reading and forget time.

With slowly moving deep, readers will be attracted by the colorful corner where as if not belongs to the palatial space, but more like a colorful and lively rainbow falling from the sky. This is the brilliant kids space designed specially for children. Inside, the space is centered on a tree that representative of life. The printed nautical map guides readers to a new world with thriving vitality. The different animal patterns in the wall sketched with childish lines are the bookshelves. The slightly naughty and humorous expression of animals shows childlike simplicity and joy. Animals are also standing on the map of the ground. These animals bookshelves are representative lives of different continents. The minds of animals may be the most identical with children, so designers create a colorful and dreamy zoo library for children.

On the second floor, there is no bookshelf of entire column, while readers’ minds will soar high and tower stand under the guide of the demure bamboo scroll of primitive simplicity texture from the depths of history. The ceiling is designed as a fantastic starry sky. The bookshelves on the surrounding walls reveal a desire to escape and break through the sense of form.

Zhongshuge Phase II conveys the implicit and delicate reading feelings through the materialized shape of soul. The designers display the world and spirit of books again with the rich designs, and redefines the bookstore with dreams.

Shanghai Zhongshuge Thames Town Store(PhaseⅡ)
Location:Shanghai
Completion time:2015
Project area:1000㎡
Chief designer:Li Xiang
Project directors:Fan Chen, Liu Huan

The design concept of Zhongshuge Phase II follows the relaxed and joyful reading experience, while adding one more interesting and gorgeous scene. It not only provides more leisure reading experience for adult readers, but also creates a space exclusively for children.

Zhongshuge Phase II is located adjacent to the original Zhongshuge, and connected to Phase I through some modifications. These two spaces are linked by a broader reading corridor and formed a balanced space. After that, the entrance of Zhongshuge has been in the middle of Phase I and Phase II.

Entering Zhongshuge through the new entrance, there is a three rotatable bookshelf-like revolving doors, which usually rotate perpendicular to wall at an angle of 90 degrees to implicate the door of books is open for readers. It seemingly leads people from the outside world to the sacred hall silently. Then there is the central reading museum space of Zhongshuge Phase II. Designers extend the bookshelves from wall to the overhead and then downward from the other side of the wall, which forms a palatial vaulted book space. There are many inverted lamps hanging in the air, as readers are wholeheartedly immersed in reading and forget time.

With slowly moving deep, readers will be attracted by the colorful corner where as if not belongs to the palatial space, but more like a colorful and lively rainbow falling from the sky. This is the brilliant kids space designed specially for children. Inside, the space is centered on a tree that representative of life. The printed nautical map guides readers to a new world with thriving vitality. The different animal patterns in the wall sketched with childish lines are the bookshelves. The slightly naughty and humorous expression of animals shows childlike simplicity and joy. Animals are also standing on the map of the ground. These animals bookshelves are representative lives of different continents. The minds of animals may be the most identical with children, so designers create a colorful and dreamy zoo library for children.

On the second floor, there is no bookshelf of entire column, while readers’ minds will soar high and tower stand under the guide of the demure bamboo scroll of primitive simplicity texture from the depths of history. The ceiling is designed as a fantastic starry sky. The bookshelves on the surrounding walls reveal a desire to escape and break through the sense of form.

Zhongshuge Phase II conveys the implicit and delicate reading feelings through the materialized shape of soul. The designers display the world and spirit of books again with the rich designs, and redefines the bookstore with dreams.