Mark A-to-Z : L is for Library

Media library by Dominique Coulon & Associés. Photos Eugenie Pons

We’re well into August and social media is filled to the brim with colorful cocktails and sandy beaches. 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?

X+Living's fanciful bookstore is a wonderland for all ages
Photo Shao Feng

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.


Jean-Pierre Lott nurtures a diverse clientele with a contemporary library
Photo Aldo Amoretti

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.


A collection of bubbles gives Dominique Coulon & Associés free movement

Photo Eugeni Pons

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.


Périphériques wraps a library façade with undulating lines

Photo Luc Boegly

ST PAUL – A media library articulates the beginning of an urban renewal for a commune on the island of La Reunion's west coast.


Dalarna Media Library by ADEPT
Photo Wilhelm Rejnus & Linus Flodin / Kaare Viemose

FALUN – The recently completed building has become an instant success with the local university students.

You can see all of our Library projects here.

Leaderboard: London Design Week
Leaderboard: London Design Week

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