The always innovative MVRDV architecture based out of Rotterdam in The Netherlands has just completed a project almost 10 years in the making. The “Book Mountain + Library Quarter” is the latest sector of the market square in Spijkenisse (Netherlands). The pyramid inspired shape inside of the building also translates to the glazed ceiling pyramid structure that allows this mountain of books to extend upward, making great use of vertical space.
This interior book lovers dream has tons of glass shelves that line the perimeter of the structure and houses multiple stair sets to give users the opportunity to snag up whatever books they might have seen from a distance. The peak of this mountain is home to a reading room and cafe with views of all adjacent areas through the glazed ceiling.
Photos: Jeroen Musch