Cambridge, MA | Shanghai, CN
Our competition entry for the National Library combines Knowledge and Landscape into a single structure. Rather than designing another free-standing object building to compete with the adjacent large-scale national monuments, our entry proposal conceives the National Library as a landscape, a foundation of stone steps, which ascents the bed-rock and resonates with the terraced hills of the city. The outdoor roof terrace is both formal and functional, to reflect the natural terrain and to be used as an outdoor activity space and view platform for the surrounding landscape.
Status: Competition Entry
My Role: master planning, urban design, architectural design
Additional Credits: Y. Cohen, X. Xiong, X. You of HyperBina; M. Mayer, R. Segal