Wednesday, February 08, 2012

A beautiful bookstore from a converted church

The Guardian announced this as ‘probably the most beautiful bookstore in the world’. It is a very unique and unusual location for a bookstore. Because of the design of the bookshelf, you are allowed to experience the architectural structure in a close up. The bookshelf is constructed as a walk-in shelf going over three stories. The designers, Merkx Girod, has been true to the church´s architecture, and that is what makes it so powerful. It must be magical walking up the stairs, and have a view from the third level; even stand at the ground floor looking up and experience the dimensions of the church probably gives an exceptional view.












4 comments:

Charlene said...

Where is this???

David Booker said...

I honestly do not know. I think in the Netherlands. I added a short video and a link (in the text) to the architects site where they identify the site, but not the location by city. Perhaps you can decipher it. Thanks for reading!

David Booker said...

Found it. It is in Holland.

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maastricht

Charlene said...

Oh thanks David. It looks so beautiful, would love to work here ;-)