With its height of 40 meters, this cube-shaped library is one of the biggest and most important public music libraries in Germany. There lies a five-story gallery hall in the middle of the library, enclosed by a shell of books. Designed by Korean architect, the facade of this library incorporates countless glass blocks. Moreover, the library cube, which looks grey and unpretentious by day, glows at night in an iridescent blue. The building's core follows a concentric plan with an ancient pantheon at heart, but the exterior forms the grey concrete framing with a combination of frosted glass bricks. The building is contained within a perfect white cube, crowned by an inverted ziggurat reading room glazed with rotating photovoltaic roof panels.
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