It features a 480 meter route, lined with bookshelves. Buy book mountain spijkenisse biography of a building. Our book mountain project is just what the name suggests. The book mountain library is an attraction in and of itself, something to bring in the local public to explore this oneofakind temple of the written word. Over the past 25 years maas has been responsible for many awardwinning projects including the dutch pavilion at expo 2000 in hannover, rotterdams market hall, the crystal houses in amsterdam, the book mountain public library in spijkenisse, the glass farm in schijndel, the taipei twin towers, vankes head quarters in shenzhen and the. Book mountain won the dutch national wood award in 2012, and is a public library. Mvrdv mvrdvs new publication book mountain spijkenisse. Finalist schmidt hammer lassen public library of the year award 2014, dk book mountain spijkenisse, nl. Book mountain spijkenisse biography of a building is the story of an architect with a vision, a revolutionary councillor, the widow of a veterinarian, an artsy library director and a.
Mvrdv book mountain spijkenisse biography of a building. Library inside a glass pyramid by mrvdv in spijkenisse, the netherlands. Book mountain spijkenisse bibliotheek spijkenissse. He was born and raised in spijkenisse, netherlands. Mvrdv s new publication book mountain spijkenisse biography of a building is released today 020520 mvrdv wins 600 ha port redevelopment masterplan in caen 270320 book mountain wins prestigious red dot design award 140320 mvrdv s barcode urban plan wins oslos cityprisen 20 080120. He was listed as number 7 on the dj mag top 100 djs of 2011. Mvrdv s book mountain is a building with a mission.
Mvrdv completes book mountain and library quarter spijkenisse. The book mountain illuminated at night completing the mvrdv designed. In the first of a series of exclusive movies profiling buildings by dutch firm mvrdv, architect and studio cofounder winy maas looks back at book mountain a. Spijkenisse book mountain by mvrdv such a fantastic. Architecture firm mvrdv designed this magnificent library called book mountain, literally a mountain of books covered by a glass shell. Book mountain in spijkenisse netherlands by mvrdv architects. Gallery of mvrdv completes book mountain and library. Best dutch book design of 20, nl mvrdv buildings monograph. Xiaohe yu the book mountain designed by the dutch firm mvrdv was completed in 2012 as the public library of the small town of spijkenisse in rotterdam. Close to the port of rotterdam docks, mvrdv has completed the spijkenisse book mountain, a public library in spijkenisse s market square. This library is a good example of the emphasis of the traditional. Breathtaking book mountain library opens for business. Johnston building gould evans architects selected projects.
The book mountain is covered by a glass shell, creating a bell jar, an openair library. Biography of a building is the second in a new experimental series of books by mvrdv describing in a sizeable text the complex process of realising a building. The adjacent library quarter consisting of 42 social housing units, parking and public spaces was also designed by mvrdv. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. On november 27th, the publication book mountain spijkenisse biography of a building will be presented. Through its glass facade of the books are visible from all sides, and from the adjacent town square it appears as a mountain of books. The book mountain spijkenisse by mvrdv becomes a book. Although the structure doesnt officially open until the new year, another significant workmvrdvs new library in spijkenisse, netherlandsis now fully accessible. Underneath the glass is a public space without air conditioning. Following the maximum permitted volume the book mountain is covered by a barn shaped glass envelope with wooden trusses resulting in a transparent almost open air library. Today the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of the new public library for spijkenissse. Book mountain spijkenisse biography of a building 040720 mvrdv buildings architectural monograph 01082012 the why factory books 04022012 the vertical village. Close to the port of rotterdam, in spijkenisse, is a public library that manifests itself as a mountain of books on the towns market square. Mvrdv designed a series of apartment buildings which reflect local typologies.
Book mountain in spijkenisse netherlands by mvrdv architec. Book mountain spijkenisse, netherlands atlas obscura. The book mountain library is part of a threephase regeneration project which involved the rehabilitation of its commercial and civic centres. Stacking the buildings various functions produces its pyramidal form, which in turn is wrapped in 480 meters of bookshelves and reading spaces. Mvrdv book mountain receives red dot design award spijkenisse book mountain has been announced winner of a red dot design award, one of the worlds most acclaimed design awards. A captivating tale of creating a building with a mission. It is the second part in a new experimental series of books by mvrdv describing in a sizeable text the complex process of realising a building. Alongside the book collection and reading areas, the building referred to as book. Its an exciting development, one that wed place up there with what we consider to be the most beautiful book store in the world, the boekhandel selexyz dominicanen in nearby maastricht. The new public library book mountain in spijkenisse is part of a larger plan to impove the towncenter and add density. The book is the second in a new experimental series created by mvrdv describing, in considerable detail, the complex process of realising a building from start to finish.
Written in an accessible style by independent author nicoline baartman, the story follows the building, its context and the various protagonists. In the first of a series of movies profiling buildings by mvrdv, architect and studio cofounder winy maas looks back at book mountain a. His 2010 entry into the poll at number 19 was the highest new entry of that years list. Designed by mvrdv which was the cause of some controversy a couple of years back when plans were released for its cloud skyscraper, book mountain in spijkenisse near rotterdam features a huge. Close to the port of rotterdam docks, mvrdv has completed the spijkenisse book mountain, a public library in spijkenisses market square. Today, november 27th, mvrdvs new publication book mountain spijkenisse biography of a building will be presented. The public library, located in spijkenisse near rotterdam, sits in the market square and serves as an invitation for visitors to come in and take a gander at the giant selection of interesting books shelved within the fivestory structure. Recept voor stedelijk wonen 28072010 i maestri dellarchitettura. Dutch architecture studio mvrdv have just completed a new 9,300 square metre library in spijkenisse, a small city close to rotterdam, the netherlands. This biography of the book mountain paints a picture of the town of spijkenisse and the political and social contexts in which such buildings are realized.
Shaped like a pyramid, the library contains five floors of bookshelves connected by 480 meters of staircases, pathways and. The new public library for spijkenisse near rotterdam is a long bookshelf spiraling up creating a mountain of books, covered by a glass shell the visibility of the books will act as beacon for. This new library for spijkenisse is designed as an advertisement for reading, its visibility and inviting presence holding great significance for a community with a 10 percent illiteracy rate. The bell jar is a simple membrane, an almost invisible envelope that softens the edges of the building. Construction has begun on a public library designed by dutch firm mrvdv in spijkenissse, the netherlands. The story is illustrated with photographs by marcel veldman and informative graphics by mvrdv.
Despite superdutchs international influence, it is above all a national and local style. Taking the form of mountain of books on the town s market square, spijkenisses. Book mountain received a red dot for high design quality in the architecture and urban design category, and was selected from 4,662 entries from 54 countries. Contemporary architecture modern architecture seoul paradise city building art modern buildings amazing buildings installation art south korea. In the first of a series of movies profiling buildings by mvrdv, architect and studio cofounder winy maas looks back at book mountain a library contained within a glass pyramid. The bell jar is also a climatecontrolled public space. Book shelves out of reach play an important visual role, housing the libraries archive. Taking the form of a mountain of books on the towns market square, spijkenisse s new library is both an advertisement and an invitation for reading. Mvrdv originally won the library competition in 2003, the building was completed in may 2012, the precinct and surrounding housing in september. Under a glass ceiling, the building features a striking volume of shelves, a true book mountain. See more ideas about architecture, mall design and plaza design. With the library itself suggesting an enormous barn, the neighborhood takes on the charact. Be house of culture and movement is a very different type of public buildingone that was born out of the simple desire for a building that brings the community together and promotes an active.1386 1015 1473 801 1478 132 1221 1060 472 1055 193 889 538 975 1410 1168 407 348 1346 1104 337 978 1312 537 583 968 1055 308 105 1167 847