MAD-Designed Sensuous Wormhole Library in White Concrete Nears Completion

The Wormhole Library, designed by MAD Architects

Positioned on the coast in Haikou, Hainan Province in China, the Wormhole Library by Ma Yansong led MAD architects nears its completion. Upon completion the building will serve as a multi-functional building, housing areas for reading, and a public rest zone for people where they can enjoy views of the sea while keeping themselves away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The firm shared with SURFACES REPORTER (SR) more info about their project. Take a look:

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Spinning Form of White Concrete

The sensuously curved pavilion design seems like a “wormhole” that surpasses space and time. The curved concrete walls not only serve as an organic architectural structure, but also connect the ceiling, ground, and walls together.

Concrete Nears Completion Holes of varying sizes allow the architecture to breathe, while also letting natural light flood the interior. The grey spaces of the exterior corridors provide shaded spots for passers-by to stop and rest.

Concrete Nears CompletionLarge circular cut-outs in Wormhole Library 

The building is cast using both a CNC and 3D printed model to ensure both accuracy and uniformity.

Concrete Nears CompletionCNC cut and 3D Printed Structure

The use of glass curtain walls and curved sliding doors ensure unobstructed views of the sea while enhancing the airflow and ventilation.

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MEPs are designed to be hidden inside the concrete cavity to maintain visual consistency. The building is sustainable and energy-saving. It has a cantilevered roof to get comfortable temperatures during harsh weather conditions.

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Concrete Nears CompletionThe undulating form of the structure

Two-Part Interiors

The interior of the library is sectioned in two parts- almost 690-sqm (7,430-square-foot) 2- storey reading area that can store around 10,000 books, a terrace and a café; while the other part is a 300-sqm (3,230-square-foot) public rest area that contain public bathrooms, bicycle parking system, and shower areas.

Concrete Nears CompletionThe reading space for visitors

Within the library, people interact directly with both the sky and sea. Humans are no longer the dominant beings, and architecture is no longer the dominant vessel.

Concrete Nears CompletionThe visitor experience is instead a “glimpse into the universe” – abstract but infinite.

MAD Architects first unveiled the design of Wormhole Library in August 2020. The construction work of the building is anticipated to be finished in spring 2021.

Project Details

Project: Wormhole Library
Architects: MAD Architects
Principle Partners in Charge: Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano
Associate in Charge: Fu Changrui
Design Team: Qiang Siyang, Sun Feifei, Dayie Wu, Shang Li, Alan Rodríguez Carrillo, Xie Qilin
Client: Haikou Tourism & Culture Investment Holding Group
Photo Courtesy: Agovision

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