The G_Library in Daegu Gosan Community by Hong Kong-based TheeAe Rkitecs, is a proposal for the South Korea Library International Competition.
Images credit: TheeAe Rkitecs
The Library has the shape as books on a shelf and is designed with the idea to provide a reading area with an opened arcade.
TheeAe Rkitecs explains:
“The advanced technology of reading materials by computer, Kindle and even cell‐phone devices helps people easily access to information even way much more than what library could provide in last decades.
Therefore, the main function of library seems to have a change in order to accommodate the current trend of getting and providing information. As for designing a new library in this era, our design concept is to agree that people are in need of finding places to sit and get relaxed for getting information from books, magazine, articles, etc.
Thus, the expanded program for the local community by providing classrooms, and exhibition area, lecture room, semi‐private reading areas, digital data corner, etc.”
source TheeAe Rkitecs