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DOMAT is a not-for-profit architectural practice. We work with communities and people who do not normally have access to architects. We believe that everybody is entitled to a good living environment, and that good design should be available at all levels of society. Through the processes of research, design and implementation, we engage with local people to understand the communities involved.
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Xiantong Experimental School Library; Shenzhen, China

There is a noticeable trend that schoolchildren are more attracted to new technologies than to books. Teachers wish to encourage students back into libraries, helping them to have a balanced development and learn the benefit of reading books: gaining independence, self-confidence, and the chance to learn and dream.

Xiantong Experimental Primary School is located in a new school building in Shenzhen, China. We designed the library to be a fun and playful place, with areas for students to sit and read quietly, or interact with other students and explore. The layout is loose and open, inviting the students to relax and discover new books.

Utilising high ceiling space, we created an extra level to connect the library with the circulation stairs. The library becomes a welcoming place for students to wander through between classes.

Project Details
Project Name: Xiantong Experimental Primary School
Location: Luohu, Shenzhen, China
Architect: DOMAT community & architecture
Team: Maggie Ma, Mark Kingsley
Completion Date: August 2014
Area: 415sqm
Project Cost: RMB 430,000
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