Prepare your eyes for something they have never seen before. It’s the new Tianjin Binhai Library which looks like something out of a Kubrick film. It’s a giant brain that seems like it’s cascading and flowing continuously, just like knowledge should flow from one person to another. It is all white and beautiful.
If you want to take a picture of it from the outside, it might look like a huge eye that is continuously moving, like fading in the air. The layered interior gives you a feeling of something always changing, growing. The book shelves seem like they are infinite, going up to the ceiling and back. They are a lot, actually. The library contains an impressive 1.2 million books.
It only took three years to build this monument of incredible perfection. It is situated in the cultural center of Tianjin, outside of Beijing, China. Right in the center of Binhai district of Tianjin, you will also find some other cultural buildings like this, created by prominent international architects. The buildings have a very special common element: glass. They are all connected by a glass canopy. People already call the library, “The Eye”. More info: mvrdv.nl
Tianjin Binhai Library is a one of a kind marvel. Never saw anything like this before. Please share