Slideshow: Shanghai school ‘village’ welcomes library, theaters

(Jonathan Leijonhufvud, Courtesy of v2com)Library lobby (CHEN Hao, Courtesy of v2com)Central Reading Room (Jonathan Leijonhufvud, Courtesy of v2com)(CHEN Hao, Courtesy of v2com)(WU Qingshan, Courtesy of v2com)(Jonathan Leijonhufvud, Courtesy of v2com)Cafe (WU Qingshan, Courtesy of v2com)(WU Qingshan, Courtesy of v2com)(WU Qingshan, Courtesy of v2com)

The new library and theater designed for the new Qingpu Pinghe International School in Shanghai has opened. Dubbed the “Bibliotheater,” the 5,372 sq m building, designed by Beijing-based OPEN Architecture, combines an expansive library, a generous 500-seat auditorium-style theater, and a cozy 150-seat black box theater into one aesthetically playful building.

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