Located west of Chengdu in the Sichuan province, the bookstore features gravity-defying staircases and infinite bookshelves which looks like it came straight out of one of Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s fever dreams. An article in the Smithsonian wrote that architect Li Xiang, founder of Shanghai-based firm X+Living, designed the 973 square metres bookshop, which draws inspiration from the Unesco World Heritage–listed Dujiangyan irrigation system. Certain architectural elements resemble water, nodding to the many rivers that flow through the city.
Ever since the early 90’s when Zouk first opened its doors, the club has upheld the beach dance club cultures of Ibiza and urban underground rave clubs, enabling the lifestyles of house music lovers till date. As the curtain calls on Zouk’s 25 years reign at Jiak Kim Street in 2016, there is rejoice in the air that the good times will continue to roll within their new premises at Clarke Quay.