China's Newest Library Looks Like It's From Another Planet.
There are so many reasons to love libraries. They give you a quiet space to study, de-stress, and venture into a new realm. Each book is like a doorway to a world of knowledge or fantasy. But the best part is that it saves you so much money, if you return your books on time. Instead of spending $20 or $30 bucks buying a book, you can rent one out free of charge. How cool is that? But if you think your local library is awesome, wait until you hear about the one that was built in China. It's spectacular, curvy, and beautiful!
You're about to experience one of the coolest libraries in all of China, and perhaps, the world!
Made up of 34,200-square-meter glass, this five-story structure has a huge spherical shaped auditorium in the center, which lures you in. Once you're there, your jaw will drop with all the books that are waiting to embrace your imagination.
The building is one of four other building designed to give the Binhai Cultural District a boost.
It was designed in conjunction with TUPDI (Tianjin Urban Planning And Design Institute) MVRDV, and GMP Architekten. It's so futuristic and breathtaking that you'll swear you left Planet Earth.
It wasn't an easy project to take on given all the work that was required to achieve this dream.
The building, in its curvy perfection, was designed to give patrons different areas to interact in, like the watch zone, think zone, and interact zone. The end result came out better than anyone could have expected.
The eye becomes the focal point that attracts people into the center of the library.
The atrium of the Tianjin Binhai Public Library in Tianjin, China looks like one giant 3D eyeball that's staring out at you. It's also kind of nifty feeling like something bigger than yourself is keeping a close eye on you.
The Dutch architectural firm MVRDV is no stranger to coming up with unique designs.
They've also created the Jenga towers in Vienna and the Skygarden in Seoul. So, the library in Tianjin is simply the latest. But they've really outdone themselves by hollowing out the building and creating curvy bookshelves and places for people to sit and read.
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