Swimming in an ocean of books. Renovation of Shanghai Book City by Wutopia Lab

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Wutopia LaB, Yu Ting.
Project team
LI Pengcheng, YIN Yixin, XU Saigang, ZhU Qi, DONG Jie.
Early Project Manager.- PU Shengrui.
Late Project Manager.- LI Hao.
Project Architects.- LV Jie, LIN Chen.
Design Team.- LI Peng, FENG Zixiang, ZHANG Haoran, WANG Qiuyan, FENG Yanyan, ZHANG Danman, WANG Lei, XU Zijie.
Design Consultation.- MEEM HOUSE.
Lighting Consultant.- ZHANG Chenlu, WEI Shiyu.
Landscape Consultant.- YUAN Yuan.
Material Consultant.- DING Ding, SUN Jing.
Construction Drawing Design.- Shanghai Sanyi Architectural Design Co., Ltd.
General Project Manager.- GAO Dong.
Architecture.- ZHU Yumei, YE Xia, ZHANG Yu.
Structure.- HU Wenxiao.
Mechanical and Electrical.- MAO Yaqian, WANG Yiqin, XU Zhifeng, LIU Ning, YE Lin, SHI Jiaying.
Interior.- YU Bing, SHEN Rui, ZHANG Fang, YANG Yang.
Landscape Design.- ZHENG Zhicheng, WANG Can, GUO Yuqi, ZHANG Jin.
Shanghai Xinhua Media Co., Ltd.
11,936 sqm.
Design Period.- July 2021 to July 2022.
Construction Period.- July 2022 to October 2023.
Huangpu District, Shanghai, China.
Facade Detailing Unit.- Shanghai Jieyu Architectural Design Co., Ltd.
Facade Design.- SU Xi, YE Kun.
Soft Decoration Design.- Jia Rui Architectural Design (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Soft Decoration Supplier.- Suzhou Comfortable Furniture Co., Ltd.
Signage Unit.- Shanghai Saichi Sign Design Engineering Co., Ltd.
Signage Supplier.- Tanwai (Shanghai) Cultural Communication Co., Ltd.
Construction Unit.- Shanghai Construction Fifth Building Group Co., Ltd.
Main Materials.- Fluorocarbon Paint Perforated Aluminum Panel, Prefabricated Organic Terrazzo, Prefabricated Inorganic Terrazzo, Golden Shell Marble, Jade, Copper-Plated Stainless Steel, Laminated Glass, Acrylic, Fireproof Board, Microcement, Black Titanium Stainless Steel, Wood Grain Transfer Printed Custom Bookshelves.
Photography.- CreatAR Images.
Video.- CreatAR Images.

Yu Ting Wutopia Lab Architects

Wutopia Lab is founded by the chief architect Yu Ting in Shanghai, which is an architecture company based on a new paradigm of complex system. Wutopia Lab regards Shanghai's culture and life style as a starting point, using architecture as a tool to promote sociological progress within building practice. Wutopia Lab focuses on human and is dedicated to link different aspects of urban life: traditional, daily and cultural to interpret Urbanian lifestyle, and to develop acontemporary Chinese aesthetic based on Shanghai.

While facing each project, Wutopia Lab's practices are promoted to show different innovative strategies, thinking modes and forms. Wutopia Lab is committed to comprehensive design, not only to complete the concept and deepen of buildings, but also focuses on early planning and analysis along with landscape and interior design. Wutopia Lab also has the capacity to coordinate and collaborate different types of departments and on-site construction.



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