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A Church Turned Into A Bookstore | Architecture

By Saharg

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Architecturally, this is a wonder, incorporating a bookstore within a 13th century Dominican cathedral in Maastricth, Holland is just magnificent. Since libraries are supposed to be quiet and serene, this sacred environment provides exactly that. According to MyModernMet, the architects at Merkx + Girod jumped at the opportunity to fuse the old with the new and created a design for Selexyz Dominicanen Maastricht that integrating a thoroughly modern bookstore within the preserved historic structure. The problem lies, however,  in the fact that libraries may soon be a place not many people will want to visit!

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Source: My Modern Met


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