Kokaistudios wins competition to design Tsinghua Law Library Building

• May 17, 2012

KOKAI STUDIOST singhua Law Library 01 600x450 Kokaistudios wins competition to design Tsinghua Law Library Building

Tsinghua Law Library Building, render courtesy Kokaistudios

Kokaistudios has been announced as the winner competition for the new Tsinghua University Law Library located in Beijing, China. The proposal stands out amount the final 5 competing firms including ECUC, RTKL, Zaha Hadid Architects and Zhubo Design Group.

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Tsinghua Law Library Building, render courtesy Kokaistudios

The project proposes a reflection on the role of void in structuring functions and programs within the building, defining at the same time its relations with the surrounding. Circulation and public spaces, both indoor and outdoor, are interlocked in a innovative sequence of ‘places’, a coherent continuum of solids and voids directly inspired to the traditional urban carpet of the Courtyard Houses, characteristic of Beijing.

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Tsinghua Law Library Building, render courtesy Kokaistudios

Within the proposed site, three new multifunctional buildings are located around a public square, center of a system of new sunken gardens and outdoor pedestrian connections providing access to the buildings’ public functions located in the basement and Ground Floor.

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Tsinghua Law Library Building - Massing idea, drawing courtesy Kokaistudios

Inside the Library of Law Faculty, the program is structured in three major functional areas, vertically organized according to their increasing requirement from privacy: classrooms and students’ facilities are located in the lower floors, the Library at the center, while Teachers laboratories and Research Institute occupy the three top floors, opened around the roof garden.

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Tsinghua Law Library Building - Concept, drawing courtesy Kokaistudios

This inner system of voids and public spaces is expressed as a seamless and continuous sequence of openings carved in the stone modular façade of the Law Library Building.

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Tsinghua Law Library Building, render courtesy Kokaistudios

+ Project facts

Design: Kokaistudios
Design Team: Filippo Gabbiani, Andrea Destefanis, Pietro Peyron, Li Wei, Qin Zhantao, Daniel Ding
Client: Tsinghua University
Location: Beijing, China
Area: 20,000 sqm
Competition: December, 2011

+ All images and drawings courtesy Kokaistudios

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