The shopping space combines a bookstore with a large library and cultural center.
In the Chinese city of Xi'an, one of the most significant historical and cultural centers of the country, the futuristic bookstore was opened under the project of Gonverge Interior Design studio. E Pang's shopping space combines a large-format bookstore with a vast city library and cultural center, where you can meet friends for a cup of tea, or spend a slow flow of time reading your favorite book. The total area of the shop is unprecedented for the city 3500 sq.m.
The E Pang space is divided into three zones. The first is a children's literature hall, stylized as an intergalactic liner. The designers used unusual shapes, lighting, and materials, inviting the youngest readers into their favorite world of fiction. A giant window emphasizes the particular height of the hall with natural light passing through and spreading through the rooms.
The second and third zones are the shopping and reading rooms, which are designed in a more traditional style. The spaces are made in warm colors and equipped with classic furniture using natural wood and brass, as well as interior elements for leisurely reading. The interior is thought out to the smallest detail and reflects the actual values in the world of adult book-readers.
In one of the halls of E Pang part of the space is used for meeting with writers and holding various cultural events. In the center between the children's and adult halls, there is a spacious atrium filled with natural light. Designed by the designers, it represents a timeless space.
7 OCTOBER 2019, China