By Luke Johnston
This stunning futuristic library looks like it comes right out of a sci-fi film.
These incredible shots show the eye-like design that is made up of many curved layers of books on top of each other.
Holding a whopping 1.2 million books, Tianjin Library was completed in 2009 and is 120,000m2.
The Chinese library consists of five layers of books on top of each other and is based in Tianjin – a northern port city.
The terraced bookshelves curve around the outside of the building, almost like a topographical map.
With bright white decor, the building has an incredibly modern and futuristic feel with the eye at the centre of the library.
Tianjin Binhai Library was designed by as part of a plan to create a cultural district for the city.
The building also acts as an education centre, including various features, such as: special reading areas for children and the elderly, meeting rooms, audio rooms and lounge areas.