Technology has informed library design by shifting the focus from bookshelves to multimedia systems. As information becomes readily accessible, how can a library function as a space for knowledge?
HKU Chi Sun College is a university hall that houses students from 60 nationalities across 10 faculties. We redefined a library as an interactive space that brings students together for knowledge and cultural exchange.
At the center of the library is the “Knowledge Chamber,” a transitional space where students can gather and talk freely. In the shape of a thought bubble, the knowledge chamber is surrounded by seven zones — Play, Listen, Meet, Experience, Relax, Work, and Collaborate — each designed with a different mood and color. For instance, the Play and Listen rooms are in energy-boosting orange and yellow for games and performance. Relax, Work, and Collaborate are in green and blue, creating calming energy for quieter activities, such as reading and writing.
HKU Chi Sun College, Hong Kong
Chi Sun College, HKU
Otto Ng, Chun Hang Yip, Carolyn Tam, Jesse Hao, Kenneth Cheung, Venessa Mok, Alfred Pun, Daisy Lam, Tat Lau, Anderson Chan, Hon Chan, Emily Lu, Catherine Cheng, Sherry Fung, Janis Poon, Kelvin Lam