Bethlehem Library

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Bethlehem Library Park
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Exterior view of library
Type Public Library
Established March 15, 2008
Location Belén, Medellin, Colombia

Bethlehem Library (Spanish: Parque Biblioteca Belén) is one of ten library parks in Medellín, Colombia. The library was designed by Japanese architect Hiroshi Naito in collaboration with the University of Tokyo.[1] It is named after its location in the Belén (Bethlehem) commune of Medellín.

The library park has public spaces with three different ambiances: a green plaza, a water plaza, and a plaza for the public.


Universities in Colombia began a program of sharing with the University of Tokyo in 2006. As part of this exchange, a group of architects from the University of Tokyo, under the direction of Hiroshi Naito, donated the design of Bethlehem Library.[2]

Interior view of Bethlehem Library Park.


  1. ^ Manuela Agudo Catalán (2008). El romanticismo en Aragón (1838-1854): literatura, prensa y sociedad. Universidad de Zaragoza. pp. 102–. ISBN 978-84-7733-137-7. Retrieved 14 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Luis Fernando González Escobar (2010). Ciudad y arquitectura urbana en Colombia 1980-2010. Universidad de Antioquia. pp. 190–. ISBN 978-958-714-382-9. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 

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