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Bangkok – To future-proof their academic offerings, institutions like Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University are redefining the role of their libraries as creative incubators.
Xi’an, China – Gonverge Interior Design built E Pang Bookstore, a retail space where futurism meets humanism in Xi’an.
Luxembourg – Designed by German firm Bolles+Wilson, the National Library of Luxembourg brings a vital community space to an otherwise isolated district.
Chengdu – The first in a series of Youkong Living Room projects, Wutopia Lab’s Blue Heart in Chengdu is ‘a buffer between home and the public world.’
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada – The Toronto-based architectural studio RDHA turned an old post office into a cultural centre designated entirely for makerspaces.
Amsterdam – The March/April 2019 issue of Frame magazine explores the future of learning, the club tendencies of luxury retailers and the new-new library.
Tilburg, the Netherlands – Mecanoo set out to turn a former train hall into a massive library. Instead, by giving its users ownership of flexible spaces, it became something larger.
Den Helder, Netherlands – School 7 in Den Helder was proclaimed Public Library of the Year 2018 at the IFLA congress. Why? Two words: Social sustainability.
Kikuchi, Japan – Nomura Co. is on a mission to strengthen the urban-identity of Kikuchi, Japan and attract a younger population with its public library design.
Doha, Qatar – The national library designed by OMA invites visitors into a light-filled space in honour of education and research.
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?
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