MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china

MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china

the ‘wormhole library’, designed by MAD architects, has topped-out in the city of haikou, china (see previous coverage here). situated within the century park along the haikou bay coastline, the library will serve as a multi-functional building, accommodating spaces for reading and a public rest area for visitors. the project forms part of the ‘pavilions by the seaside’ development, which includes a design by sou fujimoto, and is scheduled to be complete and operational by the spring of 2021.MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, chinaall images by agovision

 

 

MAD architects has shaped the ‘wormhole library’ as an intimately scaled, organic structure cast in white concrete. its curved walls serve to connect the ceiling, ground, and walls together. holes of varying sizes allow the architecture to breathe, while also letting natural light flood the interiors. the grey spaces of the exterior corridors provide shaded spots for passers-by to stop and rest.MAD architects 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china

 

 

inside 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,’ notes MAD. ‘the visitor experience is instead a “glimpse into the universe” – abstract but infinite.’ the building offers space for visitors to read, enjoy views of the sea, and attend open-air performances, temporarily removing themselves from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china MAD architects 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china MAD architects 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china

MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china
MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china

MAD architects 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china

MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, china

MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, chinama yansong on site of top out

MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, chinaMAD partners ma yansong and yosuke hayano on site of top out

MAD architects' 'wormhole library' nears completion in haikou, chinama yansong, yosuke hayano and project architect on site of top out

 

 

project info:

 

name: wormhole library

architect: MAD architects

location: haikou, hainan province, china

dates: 2019-2021



site area: 4.397 sqm

building area: 1.380 sqm

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