community & architecture

There is a noticeable trend that schoolchildren are more attracted to new technologies than to books. Teachers wish to encourage students back into libraries, helping them to have a balanced development and learn the benefit of reading books: gaining independence, self-confidence, and the chance to learn and dream. Xiantong Experimental Primary School Library is located in a new school building in Shenzhen, China. We designed the library to be a fun and playful place, with areas for students to sit and read quietly, or interact with other students and explore. The layout is loose and open, inviting the students to relax and discover new books.



Completion: August 2014
Location: Xiantong Experimental Primary School, Shenzhen, China
Size: 415 sq.m
Design: Maggie Ma, Mark Kingsley