Helen Morgan

Stuttgart's Stadtbibliothek Library is a Glowing Rubik's Cube-Inspired Haven for Readers

by , 11/14/11
filed under: Architecture, gallery


stuttgart library design, eun young yi, library architecture, Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart, cube building, reading room design, green libraries, modern library, green architecture, eco architecture, european libraries, german libraries

The structure’s facade looks like a formation of colorful glowing cubes, while inside the space contrasts with a simple and minimalist style. In its white, cavernous, window-speckled hall, stairs connect floors through random pathways, allowing visitors to explore their surroundings while they search for particular books.

Built into the structure is a reading cafe and a childrens play area that even provides bins of books for kids to rummage through! The space is truly dedicated to literature and its readers, and is a fantastic contemporary construction that certainly lives up to its hype.

+ Eun Young Yi

+ Stuttgart Library

Images by Kraufmann/Hörner courtesy of Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart

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