South facade/Zhao Qiang

Jiashan Museum & Library

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture
Firm LocationHangzhou, China
CompanyThe Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University Co., Ltd. (UAD)
Lead ArchitectYidong Yang
Design TeamArchitectural design: Yang Yidong, Xu Ruofeng, Lin Zaiguo, Zhang Heng, Zhang Pengfei, Luo Jingwei; Structural design: Zhang Mingshan, Xia Liang, Xu Quanbiao; MEP design: Gong Zengrong, Dong Shaobing, Yang Yi, Yang Guozhong, Huang Zhengjie, Liu Haifeng, Yu Lilun, Wang Lei; Curtain wall design: Hang Fei, Yu Hao; Landscape design: Xia Jiming; Lighting design: Yang Xin

Jiashan Museum & Library is a crucial cultural investment of Jiashan County. The architects added many commercial and art spaces to complement the cultural space, thereby creating a cultural complex that integrates into citizen's daily life and goes beyond the client's expectations. Drawing inspiration from local brick kilns, the design team created an inner square, forming a strong contrast with building exteriors. The inner square offers a venue for gathering the crowd, and also serves a variety of public activities such as outdoor exhibition and pop-up book market during holidays.