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Amazing architecture of library

This is huge library enclosed in a glass pyramid and looks stunning. Architecture is a new concept... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Remarkable architecture and new concepts

New library from 2012 basically a pile of books covered by a 26m high glass pyramid. Architect Winy... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is huge library enclosed in a glass pyramid and looks stunning. Architecture is a new concept and good one, should be visited if your close by.

Thank AmitChanda29
Reviewed 31 August 2018

New library from 2012 basically a pile of books covered by a 26m high glass pyramid. Architect Winy Maas from MVRDV (Markthal in Rotterdam designed by the same firm). The library area is one space. The different floors to access the 'mountain' of books are...More

Thank Robert937
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Ready puts new mean to a library as a public / community space. With the library housed under a glass pyramid it really puts the inside on display to those outside which entices people to come in.

Thank sralls
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This library is open for the general public so everyone is free to enter and read books and magazines. They also provide a small snack with a drink or even a lunch. And yes they have also WiFi and very friendly staff.

Thank klompjes2016
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Every library should strive for the design excellence of this building. It’s a masterpiece by MVRDV, the Dutch architecture firm behind Markthal and many other well-received buildings in Holland. The staff was welcoming and the cafe is a nice spot for lunch. Worth a trip...More

1  Thank ReadyForThisJelly
Reviewed 30 June 2015

As a library, it is just a library, but as a building, it is very special. You need to go inside for a good impression, just to see the outside façade will not convince you.

1  Thank allotribus
Reviewed 28 March 2014

If you are in the area and you are interested in architecture or libraries, this is worth a detour. Easy to get there on the metro from central Rotterdam, and then a short walk across the small town centre. It literally is a book mountain,...More

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