Located in an area surrounded by water, and bridges, the Zhongshuge bookstore, designed by XL-Muse, is one of the world’s most unique buildings. It’s surreal, jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and kinda looks like a futuristic spaceship.
The reflective quality of the bookstore’s unique design is meant to mirror the architect’s belief that “Water is the cradle of everything.” Located in Zhen Yuan, by the waterfront, the bookstore is a dramatic design hoping to enrich the heritage and culture of this ancient city.
The bookshelf arches, above a mirrored floor, reflect the concept of the town’s arched bridges. The floor resembles rivers, and the tops of the bookshelves recall the city skyline.