A library designer from Dutch company MVRDV is about to finish in the city of Tianjin in China. The 34,200 Sq. Meter building designed with the collaboration of Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute and the Dutch company.
The master plan of this library developed by the architects of the GMP. The building design looks as “The Eye” a mirrored sphere in the centre of the development which contains an auditorium at the centre.
The library has five floors and details of those floors are as follows
- The underground level provides service spaces, book storage and the large archive.
- The ground floor houses have the easy-access reading areas for children and the elders.
- The first and second floors contain primarily of reading rooms, lounge areas and books.
- The upper two floors include the offices, meeting rooms, computer and audio rooms.
- The library sits in a sheltered gallery, topped with “cathedral-like vaulted arches” that wind around the building.
MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas says “The Eye is the centre of the library; it hollows out the building and creates, out of bookshelves, an environment to sit, to read, to hang out, to climb and to access, to create an organic social space. At its heart is the auditorium which mirrors the environment, giving a panoramic 360 degree view of the space inside; a truly reflective and pensive environment.”
This Chinese library in the city of Tianjin is open to the public in the mid-2017, and the MVRDV’s next project is about to complete in Tianjin. The companies TEDA Urban Fabric has finished in the year 2009 providing around 280,000 square meters for the housing and retail.