library of children’s literature

located within tokyo´s ueno park, the international library of children’s literature, a branch of the national diet library, is a renovation and expansion of the former imperial library built in 1906 and expanded in 1929. the subtle interventions of Ando create a dynamic juxtaposition between the old and the new while creating the first national library dedicated to children’s literature.

gps: 35.7195, 139.77369 / code: japtok0025

link to google maps

location: japan, tokyo

architect: tadao ando

completed: 2015

photo: 17/01/05




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