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Birmingham, England Gets a Beautiful New Library

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013
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The Birmingham Library is the largest public library in England and the largest public cultural space in Europe. The beautiful new structure houses over 400,000 books, 240 computers, an art gallery, two cafes, a music library, a performance space, shop, and green outdoor spaces. Designed by Mecanoo and engineered by Buro Happold, the building saw 100,000 visitors in the first eight days.

Come on U.S...step up your library game...We say less malls, more libraries, but whose going to listen us...

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who the Taliban shot for campaigning for women’s right to education spoke at the opening. “Let us not forget that even one book, one pen, one teacher can change the world.” 

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