The flagship library for a nation of booklovers, Oodi sets a new standard for public libraries around the world. The Oodi library has opened in Helsinki, marking a new era of libraries in the world’s most literate nation.
Library Master Plan for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), design by Johnson Favaro.
Culver City–based architecture firm: redesign & expansion of 7of 10 libraries within the UCLA library system.
The Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada have recommended Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects design their joint facility for a new central library and archive.
The Snøhetta and DIALOG designed new Central Library has opened its doors to the public. With aims to welcome over twice as many annual visitors to its 240,000 SF of expanded facilities, the library will fill a vital role for the rapidly expanding city.
“Libraries are the thin red line between civilization and barbarism”, said Neil Gaiman: back in my school days I was a regular visitor to the library, but when was the last time I visited a library to borrow a book? It must be over two decades ago, so clearly I don’t value libraries. But I do, I think, just somehow they have slipped me by.
Tingbjerg Library and Culture House in Copenhagen building design by COBE, Architects, reinterpreting Danish modernism, a new social and cultural destination – urban transformation.
Lister Drive Library, Liverpool building esign by OMI Architects: work to transform Grade II listed Andrew Carnegie Library in Tuebrook into a new community hub to start early 2019.
Tianjin Binhai Public Library has been completed. MVRDV in collaboration with local architects TUPDI has completed the Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700 sqm cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade.
Biscoe Wilson Architects were commissioned to design Bulimba State School’s new Library Building and 10 new General Learning Areas (GLAs), a new Library/ Resource Centre, and a rooftop terrace, and links into the existing spine path.
Designed by BSPN Architecture The Centenary Library at Churchie is the most significant project undertaken in the school’s 105-year history. The library activates the heritage-listed portion of the site by creating a space for the future.
David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University design by Noll & Tam Architects: the design weaves together the stunning visual impact of the maps into the experience of the built environment. Visitors ascend three flights of stairs from the library rotunda, wrapped floor-to-ceiling in maps.
Toronto’s largest circulating library re-opens after a major renovation project. Diamond Schmitt Architects has revitalized the North York Central Library and reprogrammed space to support the delivery of new services to meet the changing needs and expectations of its users.
archasm architecture competition winners news – the design contest aims to preserve language through the creation of a dedicated building that exhibits different world languages in an interactive manner.
Highly inventive architecture in The Gulf from major Dutch architects firm OMA: the National Library, the Public Library, the University Library, and the Heritage Collection, consists of valuable texts and manuscripts related to the Arab-Islamic civilization.