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Clockwork Orange Library (STUTTGART)


If those rouges in "Clockwork Orange" ever fancied reading books over the mayhem of fighting and raping, then methinks the decor of new Stuttgart Stadtbibliotek (library) would suit them just fine. It's so creepily milky and ominously futuristic save for the elevators which I think are operated by hamsters running on a wheel. You can get a haircut in the time it takes the machines to reach you. The design of the building is impressively modern save for one essential feature: bathrooms.

As far as I can tell - and I've been inside about half a dozen times - there are only two or four (boy and girl) bathrooms in the entire eight story structure! Two of them are definitely on the top floor near the cafe. I hope the other ones, if they exist, are equipped with more than one toilet. What the fuck were the architects thinking?!

I'm glad I found the Landbibliotek (just down the road and across from the opera house). I prefer it. It's older but cozier with wood and carpeting and, more convenient to the human bladder, has accessible bathrooms which can accommodate more than one patron at a time.

Next time install more lieus, you wanker!

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