An Unconventional Library – Open Air Library in East Germany

It started with 1,000 empty beer cartons. Residents in Magdeburg, Germany put together donated books from scratch to create a 24×7 library that went on (with the help of designer Karo Architekten) to become the “2011 Brit Insurance Architecture Award” winner. Named “the Library of Confidence”, the project now houses a reading cafe, a stage, and lots of greenery and the public can walk up to it anytime of the day to pick up a book.

See and read more :  Open Air Library / KARO Architekten

Another library that is built for the community by the community.

About Rica

Director, Civica Library & Learning ... got teleported from the academic library space to the commercial library space in 2005 ...
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