The retail space combines a bookstore with a large library and cultural center.
In the Chinese city of Xi'an, one of the most significant historical and cultural centers of the country, the opening of a futuristic bookstore designed by Gonverge Interior Design studio took place. The E Pang retail space combines a large-format bookstore with a large city library and cultural center - where you can meet friends for a cup of tea, or spend time slowly reading your favorite book. The total area of the store is 3500 sq.m., unprecedented for the city.
The E Pang space is conceptually divided into three zones. The first is a hall of children's literature, stylized as an intergalactic liner. The designers used unusual shapes, lighting and materials, inviting the youngest readers to their favorite fantasy world. The unusual height of the hall is emphasized by a giant window, with natural light passing through and spreading through the rooms.
The second and third zones are trading and reading rooms, which are created in a more traditional style. The spaces are decorated in warm colors and are equipped with classic furniture using natural wood and brass, as well as interior elements that encourage leisurely reading. The interior is thought out to the smallest detail and is a reflection of the true values in the world of adult bookworms.
In one of the halls, E Pang, part of the space is used for meetings with writers and various cultural events. In the center between the children's and adult halls there is a spacious atrium filled with natural light. As conceived by the designers, it personifies belonging to space outside of time.