日本知名建築師隈研吾正在為早稻田大學——文學大師村上村樹的母校——打造一間全新的公共圖書館,來收藏這位名家的私人藏書,以及他上千片的黑膠唱片。這座村上村樹圖書館預計於2021年開幕。
Architect Kengo Kuma is designing a public library at Tokyo’s Waseda University, Haruki Murakami’s alma mater, to house the author’s personal archive—as well as tens of thousands of vinyl records Murakami has collected. The library is set to open sometime in 2021.

村上村樹圖書館,或稱為早稻田國際文學館,是一個翻修擴建工程,將包含早稻田大學原先的坪內博士紀念演劇博物館在的內的建築進行整建。該博物館是村上在早大攻讀戲劇學位時時常拜訪的地方。
The Murakami Library (also called the Waseda International House of Literature) will be a renovated extension of the building which houses the Tsubouchi Memorial Theatre Museum, where Murakami—a drama major at the time—spent much of his time when he attended Waseda.

不同於普通的圖書館,村上村樹圖書館將會更像是一個令人放鬆的文化中心。就像是大師自己說的:「這將會是一間充滿生命力的圖書館。」正如建築師隈研吾在媒體發佈會上表示:「這間圖書館不僅讓學生接觸到文學,更可以讓他們在這裡思考文學未來的可能,甚至是世界未來的可能。我希望將這裡設計成一個更輕鬆的空間,讓人們能在這裡一邊喝咖啡,一邊思考這樣的事情。」
Instead of being a formal, quiet library, the library will serve as a more relaxed cultural center—as Murakami said, “a library full of life.” Said Kuma in a press conference, “This could possibly be a place where students not only become exposed to the literary world of Haruki Murakami, but also contemplate the future of literature, maybe even the world. I’m designing this facility with hopes that it will be somewhat of a casual cultural center where people can think about such things over coffee.”

想像這個畫面:學生三五好友相約在這裡,一起閱讀、一起欣賞爵士唱片……在計劃之初村上是這樣對早大說的:「我想要積極的參與創造能夠孵化新發現的場所。」期待這座圖書館能早日開幕,誰知道呢?或許你在參觀時會發現,大師就坐在你旁邊,享受著咖啡、爵士和文學!
I’m seeing it now: it’ll be a place where students can gather . . . listen to old jazz records . . . brush their hair over their delicate, perfectly formed ears. Said Murakami to Waseda, “I personally would like to get myself actively involved in these various aspects in creating a place where new discoveries await.” Maybe in 2022 we’ll get an adjoining cat café.

Source: Lit Hub

 

 

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