Slideshow: ‘Leaning’ library to offer expansive views, lessen solar gain in South Korea

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A multistory, “leaning” library with a rounded footprint has been designed for Songdo International City, a tech-based, intellectual, eco-city located 56 km from Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Submitted by Beijing-based architectural firm aeo as part of an international competition for the city’s new public library and cultural center, the design reimagines libraries for the 21st century, incorporating sustainable design with the needs and comfort of users. The building includes spaces for the typical

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