Hebei University's library is one of numerous educational projects utilizing LOPO terracotta façade products. Featured with classic educational building style, the building's exterior walls are clad with deep red Terracotta Rainscreen and louvers, in harmony with the other surrounding red brick buildings built previously.
The design of the front of the building is inspired by Chinese ancient letters. Two huge columns on either sides of the front of the building are clad with curved element panels, with Terracotta Louvers in between columns. Such design makes the exterior walls become integral and uniform and easy for natural ventilation and daylighting. The columns are seen from afar as Ancient Chinese book rolls being slowly rolled out, reminding everyone of a Chinese idiom-- "Reading enriches the mind". This design fits well with the intended application of this building...More