How can the public library fulfil its classic social mission in our individualised and sometimes fragmented society? And how does such a library fit into the urban public space, in which commerce and consumption seem to reign supreme?
In 2016, the world's oldest existing library reopened in Fes, Morocco. It opened for the first time in the 9th Century. These shrines to the written word date back even further, and continue to be built today.
For architects, designers and builders, a selection of 130 diverse public toilet designs which enjoyed special status as vehicles for artistic and cultural expression, corporate values and the needs of different social groups.