New Macau Central LibraryMacau
The new Macau Central Library, adjacent to Tap Seac Square, is located on the site of the former Hotel Estoril. Once completed, the new library will complement the existing Macau Central Library with 15,000sqm of additional facilities, including a main library space, meeting rooms, study zones and communal reading areas. The existing mural from the Hotel Estoril will be re-integrated into the new building to preserve a link between the historic past and the proposed design. The lattice design of the façade draws inspiration from the aesthetic of the bookshelves and acts as both a shading element and light filter to the building.
Leigh and Orange Macau Limited (L&O), in joint venture with Mecanoo International B.V. and PAL Asiaconsult Limited, has been awarded a contract for the design of the new Macau Central Library construction project from the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau. L&O will act as the Executive Architect and Executive Interior Designer for this project.
Image courtesy of Mecanoo