Haimen Public Library

PrizeFinalists in Build (architecture)
CompanyPplusP Designers Limited
ArtistWesley Liu
Design TeamWesley Liu; Eric Lau
ClientJRY Group Limited & Shantou City Government

The library is situated on a National Class AAAA historical site in Liang Hua Feng at the shoreline of Haimen in Guangdong Province, China. It was donated to the local government by a benefactor to honour his late father’s wishes of having a library in his hometown for the sake of the people’s education. The formation of the site plan and floor plan has taken into consideration the city’s shoreline; historical landmarks; and history. The library is formed by two gigantic circles at diameters of 150 and 180 metres overlapping each other, creating a unique parametric pattern on the site plan.

Wesley Liu is very well-known in creating harmony and warmish style interiors at all scale. After graduated with a Master degree in Design from the College of Fine Art, University of New South Wales in 2007, having worked with a celebrated architectural firm, he founded his design studio PplusP Designers Limited in 2009. Within the years, his works have received numerous accolades, including the Best of Year Award (US), American MasterPrize (US), International Property Awards (UK), Design for Asia Award (HK), Perspective and A&D Trophy Awards (HK) and Asia Pacific Interior Design Award – APIDA