Library Architecture – Designs, Interiors

Library Architecture, Bibliotheques, Architects, Interiors, Building Designs, News

Library Architecture : Buildings

Major Buildings / Architectural Projects from around the world

Library Architecture

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Library Architecture. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary library buildings.

We have 3 pages of Library Architecture selections.

Library Buildings : news + key projects

Library Building Designs : A-K

Library Architecture : L-Z (this page)

Library Building Designs

Key Building Projects, alphabetical:

Law Library, Cambridge, England, UK
Foster + Partners
Cambridge Law Library
picture : Adrian Welch

Cambridge Law Library Building
Library España, Colombia
Giancarlo Mazzanti Architect
Biblioteca Pública Santo Domingo
photo : Sergio Gómez

Biblioteca Pública Santo Domingo
Library of the Future, Kortrijk, Belgium
REX
Kortrijk Library
image © Luxigon courtesy REX

Kortrijk Library design
MedaTeca Building, nr. Milan, northern Italy
Alterstudio Partners
MedaTeca Building
photo from architects

MedaTeca Building, Lombardy
Open-Air-Library, Magdeburg, Germany
KARO*
Magdeburg Library
photo : Anja Schlamann

Open-Air-Library Magdeburg
Port Pirie Community Library Building
Kirkbride Boyce Architects
Port Pirie Library Building
building photo from architect

Port Pirie Library Building, South Australia
Royal Library extension, Denmark
Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen, Architects
Royal Library Copenhagen
picture : Adrian Welch

Sort Diamant : Black Diamond
Saint-Laurent Library Building, Canada
various architects
Saint-Laurent Library
picture from Client

Saint-Laurent Library Building
Seattle Public Library, Washington, USA
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Seattle Library
photograph : Philippe Ruault

Seattle Public Library Building
Seville University Library, Spain
Zaha Hadid Architects
Seville University Library
picture from architect

Seville University Library
Shenzhen University Town Library, China
RMJM Architects
Shenzhen University library
photo : H. G. Esch

Shenzhen University library
Søgne Library and city hall, Norway
a-lab, Architects
Søgne Library Building
picture : a-lab

Søgne City Hall
Stockholm Library, Sweden
winner : Heike Hanada
Stockholm Library building
image from AAC organisers

Stockholm Library building Competition
Surry Hills Library Building, NSW, Australia
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Surry Hills Library Building
image : John Gollings courtesy by FJMT

Surry Hills Library Building
Taltal Public Library, Chile
Murúa-Valenzuela
Taltal Library Building
photo © macarenaalvarez

Biblioteca Pública Taltal
Tianjin Binhai Library, China
KDG group, INC
Tianjin library
image from architects

Tianjin Library Building
Turku City Library, Finland
JKMM Architects
Turku City Library
picture : Arno de la Chapelle

Turku City Library Building
Waalse Krook, Gent, Belgium
UNStudio
Waalse Krook
image © Mir_www.mir.no

Waalse Krook Gent
Zonnebeke Library, Flanders, Belgium
Wim Supply, Architect
Zonnebeke Library
photograph : Jan Theuninck

Zonnebeke Library

More buildings + architecture projects online soon

Library Buildings – No Images

Key Library Architecture – L-Z, alphabetical:

National Library of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
2005-
Bolles-Wilson
Architecture competition winner

New Queens Library, New York, USA
2010-
Steven Holl Architects
New Queens Library

Peckham Library, London, UK
1999
Alsop & Stormer
Peckham Library : Stirling Prize winner 2000

Salt Lake City Main Public Library, Utah, USA

Moshe Safdie Architects

Sant Antoni-Joan Oliver Library, Barcelona, Spain
2007
RCR Arquitectes
incl. Senior Citizens Day Centre

State public library, Granada, Spain
1995
Andrés Perea Ortega

Stockholm Library, Sweden
1927
Erik Gunnar Asplund

Tokyo University Library, Japan
2007
Shigeru Ban

Viana do Castelo – Library, northern Portugal
2007
Alvaro Siza Architects

Viipuri Library (Vyborg), Russia
1932
Alvar Aalto

More architecture projects online soon

Library Architecture – Links

Birmingham Library Competition

Contemporary Interiors

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Advocates Library Edinburgh

National Library of Scotland

British Library

Prague Library building

Halmstad Library building

National Library of Scotland building

Comments / photos for the Contemporary Library Architecture page welcome

Library Architecture – page