Libraries are calm places for careful focus and concentration, and 'Lattice Book House', a university library outside of Shanghai, is a perfect space for that degree of study. The library is in the middle of Xuhui Riverfront Park, surrounded by foliage that climbs up its multiple levels, giving those in the library a beautiful view of the city in the distance.
Part of the appeal of Lattice Book House is precisely its opposition to and view of the city. As one of the largest cities in the world, Shanghai is hectic to say the least. By literally minimizing the city (from the perspective of those at the library), they can metaphorically release their stress and focus on studies instead.