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In   addition   to   its   pre-defined   form,   the   accessibility   of   the   library   is   well   to   be   enhanced   by   openness. Creating   environment   through   the   library   is   to   appeal   its   presence   of   the   building   to   the   city.   Its   usages   and needs   have   to   be   well   presented   by   the   elements   of   architecture.   By   the   program   of   the   building,   we   intended the   main   structure   to   represent   the   new   building   as   it   directs   its   tension   to   library   books   displayed   in   a manner   of   outdoor   showcase.   Our   design   was   to   make   this   storage   to   be   a   presentable   outstanding   element to capture the visitors’ senses with an impression of how they are seeing and being welcomed.
The   main   storage   is   to   be   around   5,000   square   meter   area.   We   allocate   around   80%   of   storage   space   for books   placing   them   into   5th   and   5.5th   floor.   And   the   rest   of   them   which   is   presumably   rarely   to   be   rented   to the   public   has   been   allocated   vertically   at   the   core   of   the   building   to   be   showcased   to   the   public   so   that   it gives   a   meaning,   identity   of   the   place   as   a   breakthrough   of   the   ordinary   library.   Alongside   of   this   major   design element,   the   form   of   building   is   well   distributed   vertically   above   ground   following   the   pre-made   form   of   the boundary.   The   building   is   very   much   monolithic   dressed   with   horizontally   white   structure   metal   fins   with perforated   metal   panels   for   exterior   walls.   The   panels   are   distributed   randomly   yet   arranged   enough   to   block the    direct    Sun    light    based    on    the    orientation    to    the    Sun.    Considering    the    west    directional    sunlight    is unwelcome, the panels were located to block it by creating comfortable reading area. Underground   space   has   been   used   for   car   parking   lots   together   with   the   displayed   storage   core   that   is   to   light the   underground   space   as   well   as   above   ground.   So   the   visitors   would   experience   the   library   even   when   they drive    down    to    park    their    cars.    The    space    above    ground    as    being    separated    vertically    by    other    library functions,   the   ground   floor   lobby   and   1st   floor   have   been   used   for   the   main   entrance   lobby   and   events   lobby respectively.   The   office   floors   are   located   at   3   levels   which   are   the   1st   ,   the   1.5th      and   the   2nd   floor,   and   staffs are to access to the storage core separately from the public circulation for goods loading and unloading.     Likewise,   the   design   of   the   new   library   is   contextually   evolved   by   its   form   and   function.   The   new   library building   especially   exhibiting   the   storage   books   to   public   outside   breaks   out   of   the   visual   confines   of   the conventional   library   and   engages   the   municipality   of   Varna   on   a   grand,   sweeping   scale.   We   believe   this   design will introduce a bold architectural statement by adding a new, contemporary landmark to the city skyline.
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American Corner Open Reading Area
6,450 sqm 18,600 sqm B3 to L9 63m Varna, Bulgaria Concept Chris WH Cho, Hackett Wong, Ken Chiang
Project : Varna City Library  Site Area :             Total Building Area :      Floors:                           Height :                          Location :                           Status :  Credit :                         
The   new   library   is   to   be   the   central   library   combining   from   6   different   buildings   throughout   the   city.   Its purposeful   development   will   bring   extensive   services   to   visitors   in   the   center   of   Varna.   The   current   design   site has   its   unique   building   boundary.   Especially,   the   height   limit   for   right   to   sunshine   to   the   neighbors   creates   the interesting   form   by   its   slope   on   the   roof   area.   The   boundaries   are   a   pre-made   form   of   architecture.   It   is weather   friendly   for   the   seasons   of   rain   and   snow   by   its   natural   form.   To   respect   this   condition   has   very   much necessitated into our design process.
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Design Process Diagram
Site Approach Diagram
Book Storage Space Study Diagram
Inside Out
6,450 sqm 18,600 sqm B3 to L9 63m Varna, Bulgaria Concept Chris WH Cho, Hackett Wong, Ken Chiang
Project : Varna City Library  Site Area :             Total Building Area :      Floors:                           Height :                          Location :                           Status :  Credit :                         
The     new     library     is     to     be     the     central     library combining    from    6    different    buildings    throughout the    city.    Its    purposeful    development    will    bring extensive   services   to   visitors   in   the   center   of   Varna. The    current    design    site    has    its    unique    building boundary.    Especially,    the    height    limit    for    right    to sunshine   to   the   neighbors   creates   the   interesting form   by   its   slope   on   the   roof   area.   The   boundaries are   a   pre-made   form   of   architecture.   It   is   weather friendly    for    the    seasons    of    rain    and    snow    by    its natural    form.    To    respect    this    condition    has    very much necessitated into our design process.
© 2017 by TheeAe Architecture & Interior Design
Contact us for any inquires on our projects and services. info@theeae.com | Tel +852.2976.4543