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Xi’an Fangsuo Commune


Public Space Design Finalist

Design Practice:

LSD Interior Design

Project Title:

Xi’an Fangsuo Commune

Project Location:

Shaanxi, China

Design Practice Location:

Beijing, China

Xi’an Fangsuo Commune is a 5000 sq m bookstore and library in Shaanxi, China.

Visitors are taken on an immersive experience that begins with curated commercial exhibition spaces illuminated by artificial light wells, extending to a family restaurant and children’s area and ends with a central “book tower.” The book tower is constructed of floor-to-ceiling shelves displayed in concentric rings like a tree.  The exterior of the building is inspired by China’s barbicans and gated communities.

SBID Award Ceremony

SBID Awards 2021

Entries for the 2021 edition of the SBID International Design Awards are now closed.

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