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Library Architecture : Buildings

Major Buildings / Architectural Projects from around the world

post updated 27 Feb 2020

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
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
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
Sort Diamant 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 Architecture
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 City Hall Norway
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
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
Waalse Krook
image ©

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
Architecture competition winner

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

Peckham Library, London, UK
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
RCR Arquitectes
incl. Senior Citizens Day Centre

State public library, Granada, Spain
Andrés Perea Ortega

Stockholm Library, Sweden
Erik Gunnar Asplund

Tokyo University Library, Japan
Shigeru Ban

Viana do Castelo – Library, northern Portugal
Alvaro Siza Architects

Viipuri Library (Vyborg), Russia
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

Comments / photos for the Contemporary Library Architecture page welcome

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