Covering 60,000 square meters of floor space, Pudong Library is one of the largest libraries in China. The whole library looks like a huge six-sided bookcase that can be divided into eight floors: two floors underground and six floors above the ground. From the first to third floors are reading spaces surrounded by transparent glasses, while the fourth floor with very tall ceilings is connected to the third floor to offer wider space.
In addition to a reference section with 2 million books, the library also contains digital books, exhibition, lectures and interchange sections, aiming to be a next-generation library in China. The external appearance will represent abstract stone forms floating on a green slope that connects to a park.