In response, two key spaces were carved out to create a Reading Hall (towards the south-facing natural view) and a Community Living Hall (towards north facing city/community) for the citizens/visitors to gather and possibly to host events or exhibitions.
It is hoped that this new-generation library will bring great reading/learning experiences to the public, and at the same time become a popular local venue for events, gatherings, and exhibitions.
The rounded form responds best to its surrounding context, allowing maximum access from different directions; minimising impact on the neighbouring kindergarten; and maximising open space for citizens to gather.
Moreover, based on precise calculations by the designer, the building leans at an angle of 18.5° to the south to avoid direct sunlight in summer, and to retain warmth in winter, creating a bright, comfortable, and energy-saving space for reading and events.
A concrete core wall with a cantilever-truss system provides the structure.
According to calculations by engineers, the reading hall uses only 4 structural columns for diagonal bracing, so that visitors enjoy the most extensive space for reading and viewing.