In the Luminous Valley

Tianjin Binhai Library, China

The Tianjin Binhai Library is located in Tianjin, a burgeoning seaport near Beijing. The library complex is part of a larger master plan to provide a cultural centre to the urban ‘Binhai’ area. The master plan was formulated by German architects GMP. The complex, which was designed by the Dutch practice, MVRDV, is intended to be a connecting link to the different parts of the city. The project sets itself apart for its futuristic and iconic design.

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