China Resources Land Archive Library, China

(23 October 2018) To the east of Shenzhen in Xiaojingwan, leaning against a mountain and facing the sea, sits the China Resources (CR) Land Archive Library, an exquisite new facility that houses archival storage, exhibition areas and office space, bringing a sense of culture and history to the surrounding coastal communities.

Designed by New York-based architects Studio Link-Arc, the library appears to lean against its surroundings, and features layers of platforms and long footsteps, based on the trend of its surrounding environment.

The building is covered in handmade grey bricks, which unify the structure and add texture to the exterior surfaces. These bricks are articulated in many different ways, bringing a sense of texture and calm to the building, while better expressing the flow of both natural and artificial light throughout.

Arc-magazine has a photograph and the full story.