Saturday, April 16, 2011
The BiebBus: A Mobile Library for the Ages
The essence of a successful library is one that serves its community well.
But what about those places that are hard to get to and where it is to costly to build a library?
That's where the bookmobile or mobile library comes in and this one might just take the cake.
The Biebbus was specially designed for the people of the densely populated and difficult to navigate Zaan region of the Amsterdam metro area by architect Jord den Hollander.
It consists of a refurbished shipping container that pops up to provide two rooms, one for the 7,000 books it carries and one for the kids to stretch out and read or use one of the 4 computers on board. The floor that separated the two is magnified giving the library a "fun house" feel.
What a great way to show our kids how fun reading can be!
Thanks to Inhabitat for the lead