Wuhan Zhongshuge Library is located in the Overseas Chinese Town Red Square on the right bank of the Yangtze River in Wuhan. It is based on the Su-style architectural style in the Red House area of WISCO, with the design theme of the Red Steel Hill, and draws inspiration from China’s important ritual vessel “Bottle”, Creating a brand new bookstore space in the market for the first time, echoing the past and looking to the future, continuing Wuhan’s extraordinary spirit of the times, and building the ambition of Zhongshuge as the foundation of culture and education with the glory of China’s industrial supremacy.
In the design concept, the Chinese Zhongshu’s aspiration for domestic education is refining the classics. Zhong Shuge’s quotation of the ancient bronze ritual vessel “bottles” not only symbolizes the spirit of Honggang smelting, but also has an analogy of “moving bottles to teach” knowledge transmission and communication. In the original The red wall in the architectural style was preserved and restored in the project and merged with contemporary minimalist design methods, extending this spirit from the building to the interior. The first thing that catches the eye is the shape of the bookshelf derived from the shape of the “bottle” that gives the bookstore a new spatial structure. The entire space is covered with wooden materials similar to the main tone of bronze, presenting the reading environment in a more pure and minimalist way, putting aside the over-busy business activities, expanding the vision and suddenly enlightening.
Remove unnecessary complexity, with more absolute lines and a more logical combination of spaces, let Wuhan Zhongshuge Library return to the origin of reading, continue history, and refine classics. It is not only a landmark in the noisy city, but also a contemporary bookstore. A model of the new style. It mirrors Wuhan’s rich history, echoes the past and looks to the future, continues Wuhan’s extraordinary spirit of the times, and builds the ambition of Zhongshuge as the foundation of culture and education with the glory of Wuhan’s industrial supremacy.