Gallery: Rotterdam’s Stepped Central Library Sprouts a Green Roof and a...

The Rotterdam Central Library has lots more to offer than books. The iconic public building by Jacob Bered Bakema is part of the NAI (Netherlands Architecture Institute) and it features a modernist stepped design, expansive windows, and a huge cascade of yellow pipes. An ideal space for studying, meeting friends, reading, watching films and discovering new music, the library now boasts a new green roof complete with a beehive!

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