Apart from being famous for its hot springs, Beitou is also home to Taiwan’s first “green” library. This distinctive structure is located in the lush green environs of Beitou Hot Spring Park, near the Beitou Hot Spring Museum.
This library was the first building in Taiwan to receive the certification of “Green Building”. The structure makes generous use of French windows and natural light, and blends in with the surrounding environment. Built mainly of wood and steel, it resembles a large treehouse just waiting to welcome visitors.
Beitou Library is “green” from inside to outside! Part of the roof is covered in solar panels, which can store up to 16KW of power. The wooden balcony railing is also eco-friendly; its vertical design conserves energy by reducing the amount of heat-causing rays allowed to enter the rooms. Rainwater collected by the sloping roof’s drainage system is used to water the library’s plants and flush the toilets. Eco-friendly paint was also used, to reduce the amount of toxins released into the environment.
When you come to Beitou, besides having a nice soak in the hot springs, you can also visit the Beitou Library for some “forest bathing”—enjoying a good book surrounded by lush greenery, that is!
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- Suggested Months for Visiting
- All year
- Phone Number
- No.251, Guangming Rd., Beitou Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Monday: 09:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: 08:30 – 21:00
Wednesday: 08:30 – 21:00
Thursday: 08:30 – 21:00
Friday: 08:30 – 21:00
Saturday: 08:30 – 21:00
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Nice LibraryThis is a nice library near to Beitou Hot spring. There are a lot of people and book. We can come inside and take a rest and take some photo.
breathtakingly beautifulFashioned in the same style as the famed hot springs buildings, this eco-friendly, all-wooden library will make you gasp as soon as you clap eyes upon it. Even better, get caught in a heavy rainstorm which literally sweeps you inside. Find a good book and nestle amongst the locals in friendly chairs offering sweeping panoramic vistas of the lush tropical gardens, and get hypnotised by the soft-voiced curtains of rain.
Looking Like it's Floating From Scandinavia.A brief look around on Wednesday 03/04/19, an unusual designed Library and almost have a feeling it's floating & reminded us of an Scandinavian structure. A relaxing water feature at the front of the structure. We didn't have time to browse inside.
Special libraryThis really a special library with a unique design and also located on a special place. People can enjoy their reading in a special building.
Perfectly match with surroundingBeitou Public Library is located in Beitou Park. Its architecture, like a resort hotel, is noticeable. It matches perfectly with surrounding. Even if you are tourist, you can go inside to take a look.
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