Book worms, ready yourselves for next level awesomeness: the most beautiful library has opened in China which can house up to 1.2 million books.
The Tianjin Binhai library’s design is inspired by an auditorium. The 33,700 m² space uses cascading bookshelves to create stairs, seating and the layered ceiling - all of which are filled to the brim with books.
Among all of that, there’s a luminous spherical auditorium which can be programmed to create different lighting atmospheres. Cool or what?
The library was designed by architects MVRDV. On their site, it reads: “The library, one part of a larger cultural complex masterplan, bases itself around a spherical auditorium which, coupled with the main atrium, forms an eye that acts as a focal point for the interior space.
“Terraced bookshelves echo the sphere throughout the atrium, leading users up into the heart of the library, before continuing around the building as louvers.”
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