The Pinocchio Children’s library is adapted from the “Ponte” – the bridge, a key component in Italian architecture. Utilizing the essence of the “Ponte”, the Pinocchio library acts as both central passageway as well as an iconic gateway – creating a picturesque boundary for the Pinocchio polycentric park. The aesthetic suggests the silhouette of a little village, internally forming a rhythm of open spaces for play and enclosed spaces for quiet reading and study. The bookshelves are small buildings within the larger library, acting as multi-level reading spaces for children to climb and explore. Inside this structure, it not library: it is a playground made of books.
Pinocchio Children's Library
Collodi, Italy Finalist - Young Architects International Competition