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Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences and Humanities

ISSN 2985-0541 (Print)

ISSN 2985-055X (Online)

Transformational Strategy of Community Library Related to Epidemiological Insights:A Case Study in China

  • Jie Deng, Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok 10200, Thailand & Faculty of Creative Arts, Changzhou Institute of Industry Technology, Jiangsu 213164, China, Corresponding author, E-mail: deng.jie.2009@163.com
  • Jirawat Vongphantuset, Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
  • Veerawat Sirivesmas, Faculty of Decorative Arts, Silpakorn University, Bangkok 10200, Thailand


         Throughout the previous epidemiological history, airborne transmission of viruses causing health problems has consistently posed a significant threat to public health and safety due to the high fatality and infectivity rates. This study focuses on addressing the issues faced by the Lu-yang Ju community in Zhongshan City through an epidemiological lens, employing a comprehensive approach that includes literature review, field research, case studies, and experimental methods. Additionally, an online questionnaire was conducted with 260 randomly selected participants (45% male and 55% female) across different age groups to assess community satisfaction levels. Satellite mapping and photography were utilized for observing the surrounding environment of the community in Guangdong province. The findings revealed that 67.31% of respondents expressed a desire for additional library space within the community, while only 22.69% reported being satisfied with their current living environment. Analysis of the Lu-yang Ju community's surroundings highlighted an abundance of commercial spaces but a lack of cultural exchange facilities, with the nearest library located at a distance of 2.2 kilometers away.

         Therefore, this paper proposes redesigning part of the existing commercial space into a library within the Lu-yang Ju community as per epidemiological considerations. The layout plan for this redesigned space will strictly adhere to social distancing guidelines by maintaining at least one meter (or ideally between one to two meters) between individuals. The outcomes derived from this work can serve as practical and valuable references for similar urban community transformation projects aiming towards improvement.

Keywords: Interior Design, Community, Library, Transformation Design, Epidemiology

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DOI: 10.14456/jcsh.2024.8


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