Dubai to get a ‘book shaped’ public library

Dubai is clearly trying to inject some ‘culture’ into its mix of business, shopping and leisure. Good! But of course, this being a Dubai project, it needs to have some ‘gimmick’ aspect to it. The building will be shaped like an open book. Hmmm.

[via AMEINFO]


Dubai Municipality to construct new premises for Dubai Central Library in Al Mamzar | Dubai Municipality
Dubai Municipality to construct new premises for Dubai Central Library in Al Mamzar
Dubai Municipality is currently finalising designs for a new premises for the Dubai Central Library that will come as a boon to book-lovers in the city and give a major boost to the cultural scenario of the emirate.


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5 Responses to “Dubai to get a ‘book shaped’ public library”

  1. Me Says:

    I hope with a book-shaped library, more ideas will sink. It actually looks like a funnel from the side – a way to concentrate and pour ideas into the entering person’s mind? lol

    Personally, I think its a great design to collect rainwater, only that it doesn’t rain much there. What a dilemma, please explain why the shape? lol

  2. Nas Says:

    i suppose at the end of the day what matters is the inside and not the outside.

    will it be packed with people or rarely visited?

    a relic for some future civilization to stumble on and make the mistake in thinking we worshiped books

  3. ohoud Says:

    even in their metaphores they’re too direct. Whats so aesthetic about that?

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  5. idil issak Says:

    I am an american muslim moving to dubai for school this fall and I am so happy to see that dubai has such a beautiful library. I really can’t wait to see it in personal. Totally siked!

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