Architecture studio Wutopia Lab has renovated the Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore in Wuhan, China, inserting a shard-like glass lightwell that pierces through six stories.
The shape of this lightwell is mirrored on the bookshop‘s exterior by a facade of triangular-shaped aluminium plates.
Hubei Foreign Language Bookstore is designed to reference a mountain range or run of hills.
At night the outlines of the mountain range is illuminated by blue triangular lights.
The bookstore occupies a large mixed-use structure on Zhongan Road that dates back to the 1980.