MAD Architects designed a new library in Haikou on the Chinese coast with a futuristic look, inspired by the hypothetical phenomenon of a wormhole. Travel through time and the universe in this impressive library.
With Wormhole Library, the Chinese architectural firm MAD designed a new library on the coast of Haikou in the Chinese Hainan Province. The impressive building has not stolen its name: a wormhole is a hypothetical possibility to travel faster than light within space-time. There are two black holes connected to each other in this case. This phenomenon served as inspiration for the design and contributes to the dreamy and futuristic look of the building in which you literally see holes. An appropriate source of inspiration according to Imagicasa, because in a library you can travel through time in books.
‘Holes of varying sizes allow the architecture to breathe and meanwhile let natural light flood the interior’
The multifunctional building not only serves as a library, but also wants to give visitors a quiet place to read, enjoy the views of the sea and open-air performances. The architecture looks sensual with its smooth curves and undulating shapes. Thanks to the white concrete rounded facades, the building acquires an organic aesthetic. ‘Holes of varying sizes allow the architecture to breathe and meanwhile let natural light flood the interior,’ MAD notes. Inside, the building is divided into two sections: a reading room where about 10,000 books can be kept with a café and terrace, and a public resting area with bicycle parking, bathrooms and shower areas.
The impressive project is currently under construction and is scheduled to be completed in 2021. We can’t wait to see the photos, but we were already very impressed by these visualisations as well.
Images courtesy of MAD architects