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The 24 Hour Library and Community Space in Magdeburg, Germany

By: Marissa Liu - Published: • References: schlamann & dailytonic
This open air library in Magdeburg, Germany was finally completed after a temporary installation was erected from beer crates. KARO Architects designed the open air library to be a functioning public area existing for all hours of the day. There is not registration and community members can come whenever they want to borrow a book.

KARO re-used a modernist facade that belonged to an old warehouse building (which was torn down in 2007) giving the design for the open air library an eco-friendly twist. The library boasts a collection of 20,000 books and is part of a community effort to revive the area in East Germany. Stats for Outdoor Book Rooms Trending: Older & Average
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