Wutopia's 52nd-floor bookstore gets the bright white treatment

Wutopia Lab have created a bookstore on the 52nd floor of Shanghai's tallest building, Shanghai Tower, that incorporates a lecture room, an exhibition space, a coffee shop, a dessert café and a snack outlet.

Covering 2,200sq m (23,700sq ft), the store has been designed to accommodate 60,000 books and 2,000 products.

It is wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows that draw the sky and the cityscape into the space, making the views of them part of its design.

The expansive glazing also allows natural light to flood into the store, with open spaces and large archways ensuring it reaches into the deepest areas.

White fixtures make for a bright and airy environment and are complemented by plants and trees planted throughout.

The stark whiteness is also offset by blocks of colour that include a turquoise coffee shop counter, the dessert space in pink and a black study room.

The store is partitioned by curved shelves, that display the books on offer and shape the space.

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