Modern Library Architecture in China

The Seashore Library in Beidaihe, Qinhuangdao, China, a modern and minimalist concrete-clad library architecture designed by Vector Architects.

Beijing, China based architectural firm, Vector Architects completed this modern and minimalist design for the Seashore Library, which is located directly on the beach of Beidaihe, Qinhuangdao. The concept offers a library architecture characterized by an open plan with concrete-clad walls and rectangular shapes. Most of the walls offer a rough and structured surface. The interior space includes a spacious reading lounge, which is facing the the beach and the sea. With this gorgeous view, the Seashore Library provides the perfect environment for all readers. The main area is filled with natural sunlight, while other spaces provide shadow or soft lighting in quiet corners. More information below the first image.

The Seashore Library – modern and minimalist concrete-clad monolithic architecture designed by Vector Architects.
The Seashore Library – modern and minimalist concrete-clad monolithic architecture designed by Vector Architects.

Located at China’s east coast, this library architecture concept offers an extraordinary space for its users to work, read or relax in a calming atmosphere. Both interior and exterior spaces are characterized by diverse geometric compositions as well as rough and structured concrete surfaces. A clever mix of materials such as concrete and small bricks as well as small windows and large glass facades gives the library its unique and unmistakable charm.

All images you can see in this article have been taken by He Bin, Su Shengliang, and Xia Zhi. Read more about Vector Architects on their website.

This is the entrance area of the library.
This is the entrance area of the library.
The architectural concept comprises concrete-clad walls and rectangular shapes with many angles.
The architectural concept comprises concrete-clad walls and rectangular shapes with many angles.
Most of the walls offer a rough and structured surface.
Most of the walls offer a rough and structured surface.
The interior space is based on an open plan.
The interior space is based on an open plan.
The view outside the library of the sea.
The view outside the library of the sea.
Many unconventional details make this project so unique.
Many unconventional details make this project so unique.
Interior and exterior space side by side.
Interior and exterior space side by side.
View from the roof towards the ocean.
View from the roof towards the ocean.
The Seashore Library, minimalist architectural design by Vector Architects on the beach of Beidaihe, Qinhuangdao, China.
The Seashore Library, minimalist architectural design by Vector Architects on the beach of Beidaihe, Qinhuangdao, China.
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