MVRDV - Library Quarter

Library Quarter

The new public library Book Mountain in Spijkenisse is part of a larger plan to impove the town-center and add density. MVRDV designed a series of apartment buildings which reflect local typologies. With the library itself suggesting an enormous barn, the neighborhood takes on the character of a farmhouse and its outbuildings, all covered in brick to integrate with its surroundings. Under the square are parking spaces and water storage for fire fighting among other service functions.

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