MVRDV have designed a spectacular Chinese library (Tianjin Binhai Library) located in the Binhai Cultural District, China.
The five-story, 34,200-square-meter glass structure features an oval opening onto the interior. And with a large spherical auditorium dubbed “the eye” as its focal point.
In addition to the ground floor reading area and auditorium, the first and second floors are home to further reading rooms and lounge areas. The top two floors house offices, meeting rooms, computer and audio rooms. Terraced bookshelves contour the entirety of the curved interior and act as both stairs and seating.