Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart is definitely not your run-of the-mill city library. This modern architectural masterpiece designed by Eun Young Yi is a colossal new building that opened to the public just last month. Taking on the form of a giant two-toned Rubik's cube, the glowing design is a beacon for architecture and book lovers alike.
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.
Images by Kraufmann/Hörner courtesy of Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart