The Stuttgart Stadtbibliothek (City Library) is one of Germany’s most impressive library. It looks like any other library from the the outside but wait until you see the inside.
You get a very different experience when you step inside. It’s almost surreal.
As soon as you step through the doors, you are immediately surrounded by white walls, white ceilings, and white floors.
There are over 500,000 books, recordings, films, newspapers, digital media and works of art. This place is massive, over 11,500 square meters.
The eighth floor has the best view. There are multiple staircases going in every direction.
Everything is white except for the rows of books and the splashes of blue from the streamlined couches. This room doesn’t even look real when you’re inside.
The other floors are also white all over except for the splashes of color from the seating areas. The second floor is for kids. It has areas where they can sit, lay down and read.
Do you know what’s great about this library? It’s clean and organized! Perfect for people like me who are a tad bit obsessive-compulsive. There’s also the right amount of empty space to give you the feeling of being free and not closed-in.
The brightness of the rooms gives you a little boost of energy to walk around the whole place.
The calmness of the atmosphere makes you want to sit on one of the couches and just enjoy the silence.
Today, I’m enjoying this place. A place to appreciate learning, art, and silence.