A 20-kilometre-long spiral library in Sydney


Twenty kilometres of wooden ribbons from sustainable sources wrapped in a continuous spiral, without interruption. This is the extraordinary new public library in Sydney, Australia. Not just a container for books, but a meeting place for all those who love reading or want to spend a few hours relaxing, alone or in company.

A container of 30 thousand covers with reading rooms, study and work spaces, as well as an Asian literature section and an area dedicated to very young readers.

The authors of this original project say: “Our aim was to create an architecture as open and tangible as possible for the community. This is reflected in the circular geometry, which creates a building that is accessible and recognisable from several directions. The wood envelops the exterior of the building in a dynamic and exciting way.”

Crediti foto: Dallas Kilponen / Lendlease