In Belgium, a street library built of nothing but wood

Light and mobile, a series of wooden modules that form a street library in Varna, Bulgaria, pays homage to its title “The marine capital of Bulgaria.” Resembling a sea snail, the library, constructed entirely out of 240 pieces of wood, provides Varna’s citizens with a public space in which books can be stored and shelved.

The design of the abstract structure itself was drawn from nature and its organic shapes, unravelling from one focal point and growing into a semi-circle.


Architects: Downtown Studio
Location: Varna, Bulgaria
Year of completion: 2017
Photo credit: Emanuil Albert