Gallery: Book Mountain: MVDRV Unveils Massive Monument to Reading in th...

MVRDV just unveiled a massive mountain of books in the Netherlands that is set within a new eco housing development called Library quarter. The project was 10 years in the making, and it's designed to revive the center of Spijkenisse through smart, energy-efficient urban design. Book Mountain is a monument to reading contained within a soaring glass pyramid that is visible throughout the city. Natural lighting and ventilation maintain a comfortable climate in the summer, while energy efficient radiant floor heating keeps it cozy in the winter.

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