Xi?an Maike Center’s Bookstore | IKEGAI & Bros - architecture and design

Xi?an Maike Center’s Bookstore | IKEGAI & Bros



Designed by IKEGAI & Bros, In the capital city for thirteen dynasties, Xi?an, there is a high-tech industry development zone which takes the lead in the most advanced technologies. In 1st and 2nd floor of a modern building which stands in this zone, YJY MAIKE CENTRE FLAGSHIPSTORE was designed by the famous Japanese designer Tomoko Ikegai. It is a bookstore-based integrated commercial facility with an area of 5308 ?.
Photography: Takeshi Nakasa
The design is trying to integrate a few concepts together: the world heritage -Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, the starting point of Silk Road, an ancient city with rich cultural heritage, the luxurious environment of Grand Hyatt in the upper floors, as well as the beautiful shape of the curved twin towers in the business center. The bookstore is designed to be a unique space where the East meets the West, people meet books, and cultures are integrated.
Themed with ?Library & Gallery?, the design intends to combine the elements of library for the pursuit of time quality with those of gallery which provides experience of culture and art in the space. What?s more, palatial layout is adopted to create an ideal environment for inducing some creative interaction between customers and the bookstore. The space is designed with human touch. It creates the feel like walking in a palace from one room to another, in order to achieve the affinity of ?people-people? ?people-book? ?people-space? and to bring a sense of belonging for all g...
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