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Tianjin Binhai Library named by the BBC and Architectural Digest as one of the best buildings of 2017

Tianjin Binhai Library named by the BBC and Architectural Digest as one of the best buildings of 2017

Tianjin Binhai Library has been named as one of the best buildings of 2017 by the BBC and Architectural Digest.

Described by architectural critic and writer, Jonathan Glancey as a library designed to attract local people to the world of books,  the library has been commended being both functional and purposeful building.

Nick Mafi, Associate Editor of AD writes: “It's safe to say that no library in the world compares to the Tianjin Binhai Library. The stunningly beautiful structure is yet another testament to the power possessed by this exciting Dutch architecture firm. The all-white space, which has a cathedral-like quality, features undulating rows of books that allow visitors to walk among various shelves. The energy of the library, however, does not come from the books, or the wavelike shelves, but rather the spherical eye situated in the middle of the building.” 

To read more about the library and other built highlights of the year visit Architectural Digest here and BBC Culture via this link