gmp selected to design new library in Suzhou, China

(24 July 2015) The Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the design competition for the new construction of the Suzhou Library in China. The new library building on a site next to an  extended watercourse is intended to provide the traditional library functions as well as other public functions, such as a cinema and exhibition rooms, and an above-ground storage facility for 7 million books. With an area of 6,500 sqm and a clear story height of 15 m, this fully automated high-bay storage facility – the first of its kind in China – occupies a large volume in the overall building complex, which has a total area of 32,000 sqm.

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