This library design took place in the context of Ropewalks Area, Liverpool. As a port city, Liverpool is a significant witness of the history of Chinese immigration starting from as early as the WWI. Moreover, the Ropewalks area actually hosts the oldest Chinese community in Europe. Rooted in the cultural context, this historical library is designated as an archive of the collective memory of the Chinese immigrants in the UK. It is a tribute to the old members of the Chinese community as well as an informative educational museum for non-Chinese locals to know more about the history.