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 articulates the beginning of an urban renewal for a commune on the island of La Reunion's west coast.
BOURG-LA-REINE – The building is strategically situated amongst other public facilities. While the library blends in subtlety with the urban fabric, its design is intentionally …
PARIS – For just over a decade, the Parisian practice has been playing with massive, cantilevered boxes, yet it would seem at least a few latent thoughts have finally found their …
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.
PARIS – The new library in Choisy-le-Roi connects the municipal life to the Seine and its visitors with one another.
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