The new eight-storey Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library, which incorporates natural environment touches and is the second largest public library in Hong Kong, will open soon. It is the first public library where the public can read in an outdoor courtyard. A press tour offering a preview of the new public library's facilities and its special architectural features has been arranged for 3.30pm on next Monday (February 25). Media representatives are invited to assemble at the foyer of Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library (High Block, Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building*, 1 Tsui Sing Road, Tin Shui Wai).
The Senior Librarian (Yuen Long) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), Ms Evon Shum, as well as Senior Architect Mr Thomas Wan and Architect Mr Edward Wong of the Architectural Services Department, will introduce the facilities and architectural design of the new library.
As a major library with a floor area of 6 100 square metres, Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Public Library is located in the High Block of the award-winning Ping Shan Tin Shui Wai Leisure and Cultural Building. The varying heights in the building outlook, courtyard areas across floors and the curtain wall design admit sunlight to the library for readers to enjoy reading in natural daylight, whether indoors or outdoors. In addition, the green touches of flower beds on various floors and the green roof not only enhance the atmosphere of the building, but also provide a natural and relaxing reading environment for readers, who can simply take their books to read at the coffee corner or the outdoor courtyard.
Coverage is invited. Interested media parties please contact Ms Alison So of the Information and Public Relations Section of the LCSD at 2734 2927.
(* See attached map for the building, accessible via MTR West Rail Line Tin Shui Wai Station Exit C)
Ends/Friday, February 22, 2013
Issued at HKT 16:52