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Book House – Silver Prize in architectural design

Design: Shulin Architectural Design (CHEN Lin)

Photo credits: Shulin Architectural Design


The book house is located in an ancient village in Wuyi and was developed by a local tourism real estate company as a part of the development and construction. Before the development, only a few elderly residents live in this empty village. It was hoped that this book house could change the situation by bringing more visitors to it. The first floor is built on stilts to leave space for the villagers to rest, drink tea and chat. The second floor is also open for reading. It is hoped that more young people will return to the village and manage the bookstore, and attract more travelers, tourists, and families to bring their children to the village. As an icon for culture, he book house also invites people in and brings vigor and value to the old village.