Li Ka Shing Library, part of Singapore Management University (SMU), is one of the region’s leading educational facilities. The library looks out onto a huge 70yr old Bodhi tree and park landscape.
This engagement with the natural surroundings is amplified through a contemporary graphic representation of nature – interpreting the library as a ‘tree of knowledge’.
Direct inspiration is drawn from the imposing Bodhi tree and its distinct natural forms and patterns that change through roots, trunk, branches and canopy. A textural graphic overlay metaphorically reflects this change over the libraries four floors, connecting students, staff and visitors alike.
THERE created a contemporary, refreshing and distinct look for the Library that compliments the SMU brand and strengthens the interior design concept. When giving tours, we are able to tell a story of how the design of the library is connected with the outside. The solution enhances the library experience for students, faculty, and staff.