Posted by Dave on October 4th, 2012
MVRDV have completed a new public library for the Dutch town of Spijkenisse that features a long bookshelf spiraling up creating a mountain of books, covered by a glass shell.
Photography: Jeroen Musch
John on 04 Oct 2012 at 9:36 pm #
Beautiful, but is there no concern for the UV rays on the books? Surely some thought must have been thought put into the issue of sunlight on the books?
The Cat on 05 Oct 2012 at 10:26 am #
Why is it that the Netherlands so often produce such wonderful public buildings? Congratulations and thank you to MVRDV for such a wonderful space.
Sasha on 05 Oct 2012 at 2:32 pm #
Heard of UV blocking glass? Laminated glass also blocks 99% UV
Henry See on 07 Oct 2012 at 7:24 pm #
what’s in the middle section ? under all those books?
sean on 10 Oct 2012 at 4:18 pm #
If you look closely, the books fold into a hallway into the pyramid… so my guess is… more books.
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