wonderful library design in spijkenisse, south of rotterdam, by the dutch studio MVRDV. m.

“The library is composed out of offices and shops and theatres and rentable spaces, and if you stack them on top of each other you get this ziggurat, this kind of mountain,”

“You can walk from the bottom to the top, and in that way it becomes a public street that brings you from the plaza to the top of the mountain,” he says. “In the evening, when thousands of lights illuminate this mountain, you see it as an advertisement for the book and you’re eager to go into it.”

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Hélène Demettre by Felix Lammers for Flair