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