Selasa, 21 Juli 2009

A bookstore in a Dominican Church by Merkx + Girod

Dutch architects Merkx + Girod designed this incredible bookstore inside a former Dominican Church in Maastricht, Netherlands.

Merkx + Girod created this contemporary bookshop in a former Dominican Church, preserving the unique landmark setting. The church has been restored to its former glory and the utilities equipment has been housed in the extended cellar.

In order to preserve the character of the church while achieving the desired commercial square footage, the architects erected a two-storey structure in black steel on one side, where the books are kept.

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