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On the one hand it forms a modern programmatic complement to the village by adding a small library and reading space within a setting of quiet contemplation. On the other hand the architect Xiaodong Li wanted to use architecture to enhance the appreciation of the natural landscaping qualities.

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Project name: Liyuan Library
Description: Village library cladded with locally sourced materials.
Category: public & culture
Design: Li Xiaodong/Atelier
Building status: in use
Construction period: Mar 2011 – Oct 2011
Location: Jiao jie he (交界河村), China
Coordinates: 40°28'12.7'' N, 116°36'4.7'' E
Tags: local resources, community
Project ID: 180
Published: 15 December 2011
Last updated: 30 September 2013
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