Stunning new Tainan Public Library opens to public

The photo collage shows the main branch of Tainan Public Library (left) and a red spiral staircase. (Courtesy of Main branch of Tainan Public Library)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Many people have a soft spot for the coastal city of Tainan and its numerous mouthwatering specialties and historic sites.

The new main branch of Tainan Public Library, which opened on Jan. 3, is poised to further capture local and foreign tourists’ attention!  

The main branch of Tainan Public Library (Courtesy of Main branch of Tainan Public Library)

Tainan Public Library’s design is truly one-of-a-kind as if it were an art piece floating in the sky. The architect team was inspired by the traditional window frame of Tainan and decided to incorporated the concept into the work.

The library’s exterior features vertical wooden louvers, symbolizing the city’s spirit of “ever-evolving.”  

The architect team was inspired by the traditional window frame of Tainan and decided to incorporate the concept into the work. (Courtesy of the Main branch of Tainan Public Library)
The photo shows sunlight flooding into the library. (Courtesy of the Main branch of Tainan Public Library)  

The top of the building’s surface embodies an ancient map of Tainan City.

With the sunlight coming from various angles, you can easily get a glimpse of your surroundings.

Last but not least, the Tainan Public Library was built with the hope of serving as “the temple square of the new era,” which provides a place for citizens to learn, exchange ideas and relax.  

The library features the public artwork “Gust of Wind” was created by British artist Paul Cocksedge. (Courtesy of the Main branch of Tainan Public Library)

The library is undeniably rich in resources.

In addition to a wide range of collections, it also offers a spacious digital space, a theater, conference halls, a kitchen, and a cultural and creative complex.  

The library is undeniably rich in resources. (Courtesy of the Main branch of Tainan Public Library) 

Seated in Yongkang District, the Tainan Public library is about to set off a wave of #Instaworthy craze! Besides taking gorgeous photos, why not be mindful and explore those hidden creative designs in this place filled with surprises?

The library features a red spiral staircase. (Courtesy of the Main branch of Tainan Public Library)

Main branch of Tainan Public Library 
How to get there? | No. 255, Kangqiao Blvd., Yongkang Dist., Tainan City 710, Taiwan