Once selected and named as one of the top eight unique libraries in the world by an international architect website, the National Taiwan Taitung University Library has also been rated as the most beautiful library on Taiwan’s East Coast. The library has a unique structure design making it look like a green hill or Egyptian pyramid. The building is a green structure that also attracts many visitors to come to visit and take memorable photos of the building.
The artistic structure is designed by architect Chen Liangquan. The structure incorporates the local mountain and ocean aesthetics and the unique geological qualities of Taitung. The pyramid-like main building on the north side houses a five-story mountain-shaped structure that is the National Taiwan Taitung University Library. There is another two-story building on the south side beside the man-made Jingxin Lake which is the brains of NTTU’s library operations, the library’s Information Center.
The exterior of the library building is built using architectural concrete which gives the building a modern feeling. The slopes of the library also have steps and pathways built into the side, take an easy hike up the side of the library to enjoy the full view of the campus and even look out to the mountains and oceans in the distance. You will be able to see Dulan Mountain, Liyu Mountain, the beautiful South Link Railway, the Lijia River Plains, and the blue Pacific Ocean all at once! If you’re visiting Taitung, consider stopping by for a relaxing and scholarly adventure!