There's nothing quite like reading a good book in the great outdoors. Which is probably why KARO Architects built this modern Open Air Library:
Using an abandoned industrial landscape from 1966, this fantastic urban experiment in the city of Hamm was constructed from pieces of the modernist facade. The public library gathers readers in a contemporary outdoor setting. Readers can take books and bring them back or bring other ones in exchange, so that everyone can enjoy this open place and the knowledge it brings. And the best part: it's open 24 hours a day. The space can also be used for public readings, local band concerts and other cultural events.