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Green Pop-Up Libraries

Latvia's Story Tower is Made Using Local Wood and Recycled Juice Cartons

— September 3, 2013 — Art & Design
The Story Tower is an atypical library and book exchange built in Cēsis, Latvia. The structure is eco-friendly and was made using locally sourced timber and reclaimed food packaging. A group of summer school students and teachers from Riga Technical University spent two weeks designing the library and three and a half days building it. There are a total of 2,250 shingles made out of recycled juice cartons covering the library.

Unlike a lot of design projects, the Story Tower is actually functional. It's stocked with books from a local library that is undergoing refurbishment. The Story Tower can be used by the public and will occupy its current space until the library is ready to reopen in 18 months.
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