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Shanghai Library East

Shanghai Library East expands the scope of Shanghai’s historic central library system through the creation of a place for social, cultural and intellectual exchange – supported by a humanistic landscape design from ASPECT Studios.
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  • CLIENT Shanghai Library
  • TEAM ASPECT Studios, Schmidt/Hammer/Lassen/Architects, Arcplus Institute of Shanghai Architectural Design & Research(Co.,Ltd.), Schlaich Bergerman Partner, Buro Happold, 2 x 4, DS-plan, Shanghai DHD Curtain Wall Design & Consulting Co.,Ltd. SIADR, transsolar, LEDX
  • LOCATION Shanghai, China
  • YEAR 2022
ASPECT SHA SHL EAST FULL WIDTH IMAGE 3000x1600
The main library building, designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, opens up to a series of landscaped courtyards and gardens designed by ASPECT Studios. These spaces extend the interior program – whether it be reading rooms, a dedicated performance space or a children’s library – outside. A “knowledge plaza,” children’s garden and a bamboo forest perched on the upper levels are among these landscape extensions.
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  • RENDER ASPECT Studios