The beautiful new library in Stuttgart Germany is full of light and white. Designed by Eun Young Yi of Yi Architects, it opened in October, 2011.
The name of the library in German is Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart. The blue matrix you see at the bottom of the picture is actually the skylight of the large public gathering space on the lower floors. Image: Steffen Ramsaier
I like the way you can peek down on the public space from the upper floor “windows”. This space was inspired by the Pantheon in Rome and is empty except for the very small water fountain on the floor. Image: Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart
Oh to have a cafe in my library. I’d never need to leave. Image: suchosch
Bookshelves in use. Image: Elmastudio
More light bright white. Image: Chu Chi Yeh
Ingrid Bussman, the director of the library, sees “the library as a venue to inspire imagination and encourage the development of new ideas, to raise curiosity to explore the unexpected.” The new library certainly meets that vision.