The Selexyz Bookstore in Maastricht used to be an old church until Amsterdam-based architectural studio Merkx + Girod adorned the stunning interiors with contemporary library details that marry both styles.

All around the world, architects have imagined the most amazing projects for students, books lovers or simple readers. Let’s make a tour among these truly inspiring libraries.

 

2/ IN CHINA

Architect Li Xiaodong has completed a library in China that’s covered in firewood. Via Dezeen

3/ IN THE NETHERLANDS

Rotterdam-based MVRDV has just completed the 'book mountain + library quarter' centrally located in the market square of spijkenisse, the netherlands

4/ IN GERMANY

Media centre by German studio Wurm + Wurm, in Germany

5/IN NORWAY

Library-in-Norway-by-Helen-Hard-Architects

6/IN BREZIL

Livaria-de-Vila-by-Isay-Weinfeld-Arquitecto

 

7/ IN FRANCE

Fougère Mediatheque-by-Tétrarc

 8/ IN JAPAN

Tama Art University Library in Tokyo.

9/ IN SWEDEN

The library bus, designed for the town of Kiruna, won the award from the Swedish Librarian Society.

 

10/IN KAZAKHSTAN

Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group have won an international competition to design the Astana National Library in Astana, Kazakhstan.

 

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