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TIANJIN, China – MVRDV adds the Tianjin Binhai Public Library to its strong track record in mesmerizing architecture.
We all deserve a little bit of down time in the sun, so why not pick up a good book to read on the holidays in one of these five library projects?
CHENGDU – Part bookstore, part library; the magical world of literature has been brought to life in a unique setting in a shopping mall in central China.
VITROLLES – The prospect of visiting a city library can conjure up a variety of emotions for different users. La Passerelle aims to create a welcoming architectural symbol.
THIONVILLE – With a fluid façade wrapping around the building like an unfurling ribbon, Media Library [Third-Place] has recently opened in the north east of France.
CHANGSHA – Cao Pu Studio, an architecture firm from Beijing, has transformed an apartment unit into a bookstore and library.
WATERDOWN – A library and civic centre incorporates its regional topography, defined largely by the Niagara Escarpment.
ST PAUL – A media library designed by Périphériques articulates the beginning of an urban renewal for a commune on the island of La Reunion.
BOURG-LA-REINE – A 100-year-old walnut tree inspires the form of a library.
PARIS – A Parisian suburb features a new, elevated cultural centre.
UMEÅ – The designers named the complex Väven after the Swedish word meaning ‘weave’, a fitting metaphor for the confluence of so many distinct programs under one roof.
STRASBOURG – The BNU in Strasbourg reopens this month after a massive rehabilitation lead by ANMA, who were inspired by the building’s monumental roots.
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