Tianjin Binhai Library

Tianjin Binhai Library in China

Tianjin Binhai Public Library has been completed. MVRDV in collaboration with local architects TUPDI has completed the Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700 sqm cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade.

New Mid-Manhattan Library Building

New Mid-Manhattan Library Building

Design: Mecanoo / Beyer Blinder Belle, architects

Completely renovated, vastly improved Mid-Manhattan Library: The New York Public Library’s largest circulating branch is set for a transformation that will increase seats, expand services, and add public space.

The Archive House in Stavanger

The Archive House in Stavanger

Situated in the Innovation Park at Ullandhaug, Stavanger, the Archive House has been imaginatively designed by Lund+Slaatto Architects to provide a 14,000 sqm cultural research centre which includes a café, library, meeting facilities and exhibition space.

Kew Gardens Hills Library Building in Queens

Kew Gardens Hills Library Building, Queens

WORKac has completed its new branch library in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The library was among the first bevy of projects announced under DDC’s Design + Construction Excellence Program, which since 2005 has directed selected civic projects to leading design firms.

Shanghai East Library in China

Shanghai East Library in China

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have revealed new visuals of the Shanghai East Library. In 2016, the practice won a three stage international competition to design the new public library that will sit adjacent to Century Park in the east part of the city.

Microlibrary Bima

Microlibrary Bima in Indonesia

Architects: SHAU

With high illiteracy rate in Indonesia and lack of reading facilities, SHAU -a multi-awarded rising architecture practice- started a mission: to rekindle interest in books by offering a designed place for reading paired with multiple community activities.

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Tainan Public Library in Taiwan

Design: Mecanoo and MAYU – groundbreaking news
Tainan is a city born from a history of diverse cultures, peoples and traditions. The urban fabric holds memories from the 17th century European maritime trading, the Qing Dynasty Ruling, and the Japanese settlement of the early 1900s.

NY Public Library Stapleton Branch

New York Public Library Stapleton Branch

Design: Andrew Berman Architect

The new library was intended above all to be an inviting, open, and accessible public space for the community. The library had to be on a single level, stitch new building to old, and be handicapped accessible.