We’re well into August and social media is filled to the brim with colorful cocktails and sandy beaches. 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?
X+Living's fanciful bookstore is a wonderland for all ages
Photo Shao Feng
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.
Jean-Pierre Lott nurtures a diverse clientele with a contemporary library
Photo Aldo Amoretti
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.
A collection of bubbles gives Dominique Coulon & Associés free movement
Photo Eugeni Pons
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.
Périphériques wraps a library façade with undulating lines
Photo Luc Boegly
ST PAUL – A media library articulates the beginning of an urban renewal for a commune on the island of La Reunion's west coast.
Dalarna Media Library by ADEPT
Photo Wilhelm Rejnus & Linus Flodin / Kaare Viemose
FALUN – The recently completed building has become an instant success with the local university students.
You can see all of our Library projects here.