The Stuttgart City Library in Germany by Korean architect Eun Young Yi. His proposal was selected in 1999 from 235 competition entries. He has created a monolithic cube with two floors underground and nine above. As a cool nod to the fact that the building is a storehouse of words, the word “library” is installed in four languages on the outside walls. On the North wall in German (the local language), West in English (lingua franca), South in Arabic (the language of ancient knowledge and of Stuttgart’s sister city, Cairo) and East in Korean (Yi’s native language).