29 Nov '17, 2pm

[Mothership] Futuristic library in China turns out to be a sham

[Mothership] Futuristic library in China turns out to be a sham

You might have read about the visually stunning library in Tianjin, China previously. Visually stunning library in China is what every S’porean library-lover fantasises about The Tianjin Binhai Library that looked straight out from the pages of a sci-fi novel was designed by Dutch architectural firm MVRDV, and had an average of 15,000 visitors on weekends. Advertisement Fake books However it is more fictional than it looks. Sorry to disappoint you, but the ‘books’ you see in the library are actually just designs printed on the walls. The six-storey library, dubbed by the media as the most beautiful library in the country, had generated much interest online since photographs of its white interior and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in the main entrance hall circulated on social media. However, the excitement was short lived as stories about its ‘fake books’ started spreading a...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2017/11/chinese-tianjin-library-fak...

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