On October 20, the Guangzhou New Library, resembling a "beautiful book", had its "book line sewn". At the end of this year, the main structure will be topped and, during the Asian Games next year, the reading room on the ground floor of this "beautiful book" will be opened to the public.
Effect figure of Guangzhou New Library
According to the Guangzhou Major Project Construction Office, the construction agent of this project, the Guangzhou New Library is one of the four major cultural architectural projects of Zhujiang New Town CBD. The architecture is composed of the north building and the south building, with the interior structure being two underground floors and 10 floors above-ground, all together covering a total area of 21,000 square meters and a construction area of 98,000 square meters.
Image of Guangzhou New Library
The design concept of the Guangzhou New Library presents the idea of a "beautiful book". The plane and the facade of the library both look like the Chinese character "Zhi" (a zigzag shape) and it also looks like piled-up books done in a unique and graceful style.
The library is designed to contain 4 million volumes, 6,110 seats for reading and 2,520 information allocation spots, altogether holding 10 thousand readers per day, and 15 thousand readers per day at peak times.
(Translated by Guangzhou Association of Foreign Affairs Translators)