Futuristic design of the new public library was developed for the City of West Hollywood, USA by architect Zifan Liu, in collaboration with a team from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).
Elongated, interconnected forms are united in a concept, but effective functional structure, the internal space which can’t be determined, both as a whole, as well as separate parts.
Design of the new library is challenging the classic typologies, developing their DNA by mathematical and intuitive methods. Large-scale ambitious project includes a children’s library, teen center, the center of career development, facilities for unique print collections, Meeting Room Community multi-purpose community meeting room, cafe, bookstore and its own TV station.
Unique library will be built next to the landmark building of Pacific Design Center, designed by Cesar Pelli in 1975, at the height of postmodernism. Futuristic structure is the opportunity to rethink the role and direction of public architecture in Los Angeles.
For information about the authors of the project, visit the official website of the architectural company based in Southern California: http://www.sciarc.edu/