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Tianjin Binhai Library

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location Tianjin
function library
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From MVRDV: MVRDV and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute have completed Tianjin Binhai Library as part of a larger masterplan to provide a cultural district for the city. The 33,700m2 cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium and floor-to-ceiling cascading bookcases not only as an education centre, but also social space and connector from the park into the cultural district. An oval opening punctured through the building is propped open by the Eye, a luminous sphere with an auditorium, which takes the main stage within the atrium and enlarges the perceived space within. Terraced bookshelves which echo the form of the sphere create an interior, topographical, landscape whose contours reach out and wrap around the fa├žade. In this way, the stepped bookshelves within are represented on the outside, with each level doubling up as a louvre. The library is MVRDV's most rapid fast track project to date. It took just three years from the first sketch to the opening.

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Tianjin Binhai Library
Chongde Rd 300457
Project is public!
Completion 2017
Floor area/size 33700 m2
lighting designerHuayi Jianyuan Lighting Design
structural engineerSanjiang Steel Structure Design
associate architectTUPDI
Client Tianjin Municipality
Project ID 33260
Latitude/Longitude 39°04'08N 117°38'47E
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