walk up…


Local residents pull together to create an Open air library in Magdeburg, Germany.

Lesson / Koan : Libraries were and still are a continuous form of mobile architecture.

The idea is that you just walk up and take a book out of a hole in the wall and bring it back when you are finished.

Sounds like Utopia.

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial competition organized by six European institutions with the aim to recognize and encourage the recovery projects and defense of public space in our cities. The award, created in 2000, celebrates its sixth edition in 2010…The Open air library won in 2010.

BTW,

What began as an assemblage of 1,000 empty beer cartons pulled together by residents in East Germany has now evolved into an incredible open air public library.
Designed by Karo Architekten in collaboration with local residents, the grassroots project revitalizes a post-industrial district in Magdeburg, Germany by creating a cultural center and pop-up library where books are free to take and leave 24 hours a day. Opened in June 2009, the project introduces plenty of green space and reuses the facade of an old warehouse to beautiful effect.

NOTE :

The library was built from the ground up with the support and interaction of the surrounding community – first as a 1:1 model made from beer cartons and later as a finished project with the help of Karo Architekten, who incorporated parts of the facade from the city of Hamm’s demolished Horten warehouse. During its entire planning and construction period the library accepted book donations, which are now available to borrow any time of day without a membership – simply walk up to a cubby and pull out a tome.

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a book, esp. a large, heavy, scholarly one : a weighty tome.ORIGIN early 16th cent. (denoting one volume of a larger work): from French, via Latin from Greek tomos ‘section, roll of papyrus, volume’ ; related totemnein ‘to cut.’

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