Shipping Container Mobile Library

Shipping container mobile library

I remember the mobile libraries in my childhood and to be honest in locations that struggle for access to libraries it makes a lot of sense. This converted shipping container was conceived to support local Dutch schools that either couldn’t afford or didn’t have space for their own libraries. The BiebBus can pull up and raise its upper deck creating a kid safe environment that is also interesting and entertaining to the kids. Big lights, see through flooring all make it somewhere kids want to go and learn.

The library although packed with books it also has 4 computer terminals as well. Modern technology replacing an old community service thanks to Architect Jord Den Hollander who came up with the idea of raising the container outer shell as a reading room above while the main library remained below.

The reading room offers up a floor with magnifying glass that make the kids look huge from below at the same time its beanbags and round windows give the kids somewhere to sit and read.

Shipping container mobile library

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