Architects collective based in Vienna has designed the ‘Dalian library’ for the city of Dalian in China. The new library is designed to become the center for the local community with a strong relationship to the bay and the ocean.
The building is a place for the public to read, contemplative and come together. It aims to be a landmark for locals and visitors and is placed in a park setting.
The basic architectural form for the new library is the rose petal since the Monthly Rose is the city flower of Dalian.
The new Pulian branch is one of several library branches in the Dalian region with each branch symbolizing a petal and forming a rose flower.