China’s massive new library has such a sleek and futuristic design that it looks like it came straight out of the works of science fiction. The newly opened Tianjin Binhai Library situated at the Binhai Cultural Center covers an enormous 33,700 square meters space. The library itself has about 1.2 million books available littered all over its sweeping circular architecture. The center of the epic library also features an enormous spherical auditorium that accentuates its futuristic theme. “The Eye is the centre of the library,” MVRDV co-founder Winy Maas told Dezeen in 2016. “It hollows out the building and creates, out of bookshelves, an environment to sit, to read, to hang out, to climb and to access, to create an organic social space.”
The Tianjin Binhai Library consists of five floors, and books can be found on almost each corner of the library’s spacious design.