After four years of design and construction work, the CRLand Archive Library had its grand opening at Xiaojing Bay on July 26, 2018. A cultural exhibition titled Enriching Lives, Nurturing Dreams opened in the building on the same day. The archive collection, featuring over 10,000 physical documents and over 8 million electronic items, bears witness…
After four years of design and construction work, the CRLand Archive Library had its grand opening at Xiaojing Bay on July 26, 2018. A cultural exhibition titled Enriching Lives, Nurturing Dreams opened in the building on the same day. The archive collection, featuring over 10,000 physical documents and over 8 million electronic items, bears witness to 80 years of history for China Resources. Yunning Fu, Chairman of China Resources and Xi Luo, Chief Executive of China Resources, attended and hosted the opening ceremony. Over 100 attendees witnessed the historical moment of the CRLand Archive Library.
The CRLand Archive Library, designed by Studio Link-Arc, LLC, is located on the north side of China Resource University in Xiaojing Bay. The building has a total of 8 floors, and is located between the mountains and the sea, with a leaning form that echoes the mountainous topography of the area. The Archive Library serves two functions: 1) to create a high-quality preservation environment for documents and digital files; 2) to provide architecturally significant exhibition spaces on top of the archive.
The surface of the building is made up of grey brick, which brings a sense of history while maintaining a sense of architectural “firmness”. Variations in the brick texture allow light to pass through the wall, creating visual textures that influence the interior experience. Glazed bricks have been introduced into the interior finishes, leaving traces of handcraft that reflect the movement of sunlight, allowing visitors to engage with the earth, history, and craft.
The theme of the exhibition is: “Enriching Lives, Nurturing Dreams”. It includes six chapters: Prologue, Homecoming, Watching the Xiangjiang River, Long Last the Career, Spring Breeze from the Rain, and Sailing of the Ship. The exhibits include many precious items belonging to the Founder of China Resource, Lin Yang, and the first Chairman of the Board, Zhiguang Qian. The exhibition also displayed many important documents, photographs, and audio recordings. The documents shown in the exhibition starting at from very beginning, to the 80th year of China Resources—a historical moment.
Chairman Yunning Fu delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. The completion of the CRLand Archive Library marks that China Resources’s file management business has taken a new step forward and is an important milestone in the inheritance and cultural construction of China Resources. He said: “Archives and materials are an important carrier for inheriting and carrying forward the spirit of China Resources, and an important resource for promoting the transformation and development of this company.”
Learn more about the project here: CRLand Archive Library.