The Pingtung Public Library is an extension and renovation project of an existing cultural center, originally built in 1983 and located in the middle of the Millennium Park of Pingtung City. The main objective of the transformation is to introduce transparency and accessibility to the once hermetic building and its disoriented landscaping.
建筑师在现有建筑的西侧设计了一个城市规模的透明大堂。 大堂将建筑轴线转向至接近90度，使图书馆直接面向城市。 新方案不再是通过一系列正式的林荫大道和广场进入，而是引导游客在进入图书馆之前穿过森林和拱廊。 因此，改造后建筑更适应当代图书馆读者的生理和心理状况。
At urban scale, a transparent new lobby is proposed and attached to the western side of the existing building. It turns the architectural axis and approach 90 degree in order to make the library face the city directly. Instead of arriving through a series of formal boulevards and plazas, the new approach guides visitors through the forest and arcades before entering the library. Therefore, the architecture is more attuned to the physical and psychological conditions of contemporary library readers.
新大堂由平行四边形平面组成，以连续的v形钢结构支撑。 空间中设有几个“活动岛”，包含下沉的座位区、浮动夹层和一对悬挂的灯笼。 宽阔的玻璃幕墙将室内外连接起来，让图书馆内部的活动面向城市，反之亦然。
The new lobby consists of a parallelogram plan, and is supported by a continuous V-shaped steel structure. Several “activity Islands” are arranged, including a sunken seating area, a floating mezzanine, and a pair of suspended lanterns. The expanded glass curtain walls link the interior to the exterior, revealing the activities of the library to the city, and vice versa.
At architectural scale, by transforming the original entrance lobby into a wooden reading room, and its three levels of compact book storage into a bright, multi-functional atrium, the originally fragmented and congested building becomes fluid and identifiable. Two distinct staircases, one spiral and one stair-seating, complete the reader’s circulation path, while providing various seating types and opportunities along the journey. Taking advantage of surrounding park views, an open floor plan, and natural materiality, the library programming and furniture deployments can achieve individuality, flexibility, and a sense of intimacy that are important characteristics of contemporary libraries.
原始结构的外层如今覆盖着白色铝板和百叶窗。 一道拱廊从原入口延伸出来，作为阅览室和草坪之间的媒介空间，草坪由废弃的入口广场改造而来。 新的景观设计将图书馆与周围的公园无缝衔接在一起，邀请市民共享这个全新的公共空间。
The exterior of the original structure is now clad in white aluminum panels and louvers. An arcade extends from the original entrance to function as an in-between space between the reading room and the lawn, which was transformed from the depleted entrance plaza. The new landscape design connects the library seamlessly to its surrounding park, inviting citizens to use this new public space regardless of their purpose.
Location: No. 69, Dalian Road, Pingtung City
Construction Material: Steel & Reinforced Concrete
Site Area: 59289.53 m2
Building Area: 2416.26 m2
Total Floor Area: 8596.86 m2
Number of Stories: 6 + 1 (basement)
Overall Design Time: 2017/4 ~ 2018/2
Overall Construction Time: 2018/5 ~ 2020/2
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