The Nandaihe beach library “from outside, looks like a weathered rock that is pure and solid; but inside, what it contains is the rich feelings and experiences,” Dong Gong, the architect behind the Chinese library, continued “when walking into the space, one starts to feel the light, breezes, and sound of the ocean. In here, everyone can slow down.”
Influenced by the rippled markings left behind on the sand by the water and wind, the concrete walls are imprinted with their original timber formwork. “The ocean is an ever-changing character and continues to alter from season to season, morning to night,” said the Design Team. “It is like a drama play of nature. And as if giving the stage to this character of the ocean, we piled up seating platforms raised toward the back of the library, so that everyone has an unblocking view to the stage.”
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