ying yang public library by evgeny markachev + julia kozlova
ying yang public library by evgeny markachev + julia kozlova ying yang public library by evgeny markachev + julia kozlova
jan 03, 2013

ying yang public library by evgeny markachev + julia kozlova

ying yang public library by evgeny markachev + julia kozlova



developed by evgeny markachev + julia kozlova, the public library proposal implents the use of the philosophical ‘yin and yang’ signas the form driver of the structure, symbolizing two different origins through interaction and complementarity. the concept obtains not only the shape of the motif, but also spatially divides the space into two opposite functional nodes that complement each other (education and communication). due to the dynamic form the edifice is visually in constant movement, designating the other zones to be harmoniously distributed in the internal areas of the building. this feature reflects the modern intensity and information interchange, dynamics of modern life.


the library won first place in the sustainable design category of the autodesk special prize in the archi-world academy awards for 2011-2013.



general view


view from the other entrance


at night (main road)





master plan



model (general views)


(upper)reading room interior/(lower)general collection room interior


children corner interior



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  • bjarke called: he wanted his style back!

    michael says:
  • I thought it’s from BIG.

    JR says:
  • To much BIG architects……! I like the concept behind but it does not look original to me, maybe is the representation.

    doubled says:
  • This is very much Danish concept architecture with the typipcal diagrams and a physical model as a sidekick. It has been done before but I still think this is working. It´s kind of cute 🙂 The interior is open and airy like we are used to today and the scale of the whole building fits well with the surroundings. Well done!

    tt says:
  • contrived and overwrought

    dbkii says:
  • millions of little windows –
    agree with dbkii

    mArkW says:
  • so BIG

    yogi says:
  • Humm… That’s awkward!

    mike says:
  • I’ve created a monster

    Bjarke Ingels says:

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