Dujiangyan Zhongshuge bookstore in China caused a stir on social networks thanks to its unique architecture like a castle, inside like a huge library.
The mirrored ceiling makes the bookstore look like an endless library Dujiangyan Zhongshuge bookstore in Chengdu, Sichuan, China attracts customers not only because of the variety of titles but also thanks to its unique architecture and excellent interior design. Architecture firm X + Living drew inspiration from the natural world with arched bookshelves to design the bookstore. A representative of architecture firm Li Xiang said it took one month to design the site and five months to complete the construction process. This shows the complexity of the project and the careful preparation of the bookstore. Thanks to the subtlety of placing mirrors inside the building, along with the sparkling black tile floor created a beautiful illusion, turning the bookstore into a giant library-like space, like a paradise for children. nerd. Chinese bookseller Zhongshuge is known for its inspirational bookstores, but its newest location, Dujiangyan in Sichuan province, is arguably the most appealing of all. The bookstore is about 975 square meters, opening in the fall of 2020. The stairs and arched doorways make the space seem much larger. The unique design makes customers feel like they are walking through glass panels. Large, dome-shaped walnut bookcases take up most of the bookstore space. The design is so perfect that it is a complete illusion but customers still love to struggle to find where the shelves really start and stop. The trick the designers use to achieve great effect is to cover the shelves with prints of books, so when looking at the entire space people will see books stretching from floor to ceiling. Li Xiang said: “If we put real books on the shelves, it will be difficult for customers to reach and it is not easy for carers to manage. The whole bookstore has more than 80,000 books, so they are I have to organize efficiently, not to waste space”. Lighting also plays an important role in the entire design. Each bookshelf will have its own light cord, which not only improves the effect of creating a sense of infinity, but also helps customers find books more convenient. Li Xiang compares the experience of walking through space-dividing arcs to ‘stepping over a rolling mountain’.