Articles tagged Library

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Luxembourg’s national library shows how institutions can build communities

Luxembourg – Designed by German firm Bolles+Wilson, the National Library of Luxembourg brings a vital community space to an otherwise isolated district.

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A blue box might be a cure for the increasing loneliness in large Chinese cities

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.’

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Books? Nah...this Canadian library has 3D printers, guitars and robot building kits instead

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada – The Toronto-based architectural studio RDHA turned an old post office into a cultural centre designated entirely for makerspaces.

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Out Now: Frame 127 - Why libraries are now key to creating communities

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. 

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A Dutch city gets a new public living room — and so much more

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.

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Fact: The best public library in the world is in the Netherlands

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.

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The hot spot for kids in this Japanese city is actually the library

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.

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OMA’s human-centric articulation of the levels of learning

Doha, Qatar – The national library designed by OMA invites visitors into a light-filled space in honour of education and research.

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MVRDV builds the library of the digital future

TIANJIN, China – MVRDV adds the Tianjin Binhai Public Library to its strong track record in mesmerizing architecture.

Media library by Dominique Coulon & Associés. Photos Eugenie Pons
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Mark A-to-Z : L is for Library

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 Zhongshuge by X+Living. Photos Shao Feng
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X+Living's fanciful bookstore is a wonderland for all ages

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.

Media Library by Jean-Pierre Lott. Photos Aldo Amoretti
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Jean-Pierre Lott nurtures a diverse clientele with a contemporary library

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.