The Longgang Branch of the Taoyuan City Library was built at a cost of NT$200 million and has been hailed as the most beautiful library in Taiwan. It was built with natural wood to create the atmosphere of reading under the trees. It also comes with a new immigrants area with multicultural elements such as books for new immigrants. Let's take a look.
On the outside, the library looks like a bookshelf. There are 45 books, symbolic of the fact that each book is a rich world. The library has a large number of wooden elements and wooden tables and chairs, to create a simple, calm space. It cost NT$200 million to build the Taoyuan Municipal Library Longgang Branch. It was completed in December last year, and was hailed on the internet as the most beautiful library in Taiwan.
==MEMBER OF PUBLIC==
It looks very pretty and eye-catching, different from the normal libraries.
==MEMBER OF PUBLIC==
This library looks really comfortable, and the children feel at ease here too.
The four-story high, 2-basement level library has a total area of nearly 2,000 pings. It was designed by architect Lu Jun-ting, who wanted an echo of reading, drinking tea and chatting under trees.
==LU JIUN-TING, architect==
The livelihood under the tree should not be disrupted because of the building. The entrance hall is welcoming and full of greenery. Allowing people to enjoy reading the newspaper under the old tree.
The library used to be part of the military dependents' village. There were military dependents from Yunnan, Thailand and Myanmar, plus many new immigrants. Therefore, in the planning stages, the Longgang Library planned multi-cultural elements, in particular the establishment of a book collection for new immigrants.
==WEN LIN-LIN, Longgang Branch Taoyuan Public Library Director==
These are the new immigrants' publications, and the publications from Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines are all available.
This most beautiful library in Taiwan is just starting to face its test. The maintenance costs for all the natural wood are high. Just the outdoor wood maintenance and painting can easily cost NT$2 million. Many visitors come to the library on the weekend to take pictures there, affecting the reading environment which is another challenge for the library.
TRANSLATED BY：CLARE LEAR
記者 詹淑雲 桃園報導