Atelier XI has developed the Serpentine Bookhouse in Shenzhen, China.
Located amid the trees along the Dasha River Ecological Corridor, the Serpentine Bookhouse performs like a rising spiral art sculpture – returning as much ground space as possible for plant growth and tourist activities.
The newly added public building includes a children's reading room of 300 square metres and a public restroom open 24/7 to park visitors.
Following the exterior form of the building, the interior space presents itself as a series of stepped reading spaces winding around the trees in the atrium for children to explore and cultivate their interest in independent learning.
Studio: Atelier XI
Project: Serpentine Bookhouse