Beautiful Glass Mountain Library

In the market square of Spijkenisse, Netherlands, a mountain of bookshelves is contained by a glass-enclosed structure and pyramidal roof. Corridors and a cafe have panoramic views through the transparent roof.

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Any possible damage caused to the books by direct sunlight is offset by the expected 4 year lifespan of borrowed materials.

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image © jeroen musch

Currently it is holding 70,000 books and has space for another 80,000.

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image © jeroen musch

image © jeroen musch

Construction started in May 2009. Opened October 2012.

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