Whether with outstanding architecture Having an impressive piece of art lush green landscape Or the arrangement of other elements with books beautifully, these libraries or libraries. Therefore, there is more than just a place to collect ordinary books that anyone can easily take their eyes off.
Strahov Monastery Library, Prague
The Old Strahov Monastery, founded in 1143, went through wars, fires and other calamities. Before it was built as a library in 1679. The ceiling here stands out the most. It’s covered in biblical frescoes and a compilation wheel. That spins along the shelves to make finding books easier.
Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen
famous for copenhagen The design is not unusual. The original library of the cathedral was built in 1648 but has been renovated into a state-of-the-art library, now known as the “Black Daimond” with its metal structure. Shiny Black Granite middle part clear glass Inside you’ll find a real treasure. Whether it’s a rare Danish book. manuscripts of famous philosophers Manuscript copies of the first Danish books, etc. The building also houses the National Museum of Photography, a UFABET café, an art gallery. and large murals
Central Public Library, Seattle
The Seattle Public Library, designed by Pritzker Award-winning Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, features an 11-storey glass-and-steel building, featuring bright green accents on the walls. True to Seattle’s nickname, “Emerald City”.
Central Public Library, Vancouver
don’t be surprised If the Central Public Library of Vancouver Admire the Colosseum of Rome Its inspiration comes from the Colosseum, a 9-storey library with office spaces, a café and a retail store on the ground floor. One of the most striking points is that there is also a rooftop garden.
The Library of El Escorial, Spain
This Spanish library is not just a work of art. It is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. built since the era King Philip II in the 16th century, the most spectacular are the frescoes depicting various liberal arts such as music, rhetoric, astronomy, etc.
Tama Art University Library, Tokyo
Completed in 2007, the Tama Art University Library in Tokyo has a modern design. Eye-catching with concrete facades, glass walls, simple furniture. and computers arranged in an orderly position It still has a retro classic feel. More than 100,000 books add a touch of old. including a beautiful structure similar to a wine cellar It has rounded sections, architecture lovers must love.
State Library of South Australia
The library looks like a futuristic glass box from the outside. But inside is the opposite. Because the retro looks like a scene in a Harry Potter movie. Located in Adelaide, this library has a special focus on Australian history, such as the work of Indigenous writers.
Central Library Oodi in Helsinki, Finland
The new Oodi Central Library opened at the end of 2018 is one of 37 Helsinki City Libraries. And it’s part of the Helmet library network. The architecture of the future shows that it’s more than just a library. which from one angle makes the building look like the waves of the ocean
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
Alexandria was once home to some of the most famous libraries in the world. The Egyptian authorities now pay their respects to this cultural heritage. with beautiful granite buildings The circular structure, designed by Norwegian company Snøhetta, has a modern flair but does not neglect the identity of sculpted works by local artists. In addition to a large collection of books in three languages (Arabic, French and English), there is also a Planetarium Museum. and a room to store ancient manuscripts
Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro
Not much is mentioned about the libraries in Rio. But here is a library as magnificent as a palace. The stone exterior is inspired by the famous Jerónimos Temple in Lisbon. Portugal splendid interior There are red, white and blue glass windows that let in natural light from the ceiling. The books were lined up like a fairy tale scene.