The Readers Corner
As we celebrate another pick for the VIE Book Club with a peek into the murder, mystery, and intrigue of Jason Allen’s debut novel, The East End, we continue our celebration of incredible reading spaces across the globe. The Stadtbibliothek Stuttgart (Stuttgart Public Library) central building at Mailänder Platz in Stuttgart, Germany, opened in 2011 and was designed by Eun Young Yi of Yi Architects. The modern cube-shaped building’s heart includes the four uppermost floors of bookshelves punctuated by an almost Escherian series of staircases, a pyramid-shaped gallery hall, learning studios, and more. The stark white and gray palette is brought to life by the library’s colorful collection of over five hundred thousand books and other media.
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