Mecanoo architecten is responsible for The LocHal interior, everyone is welcome in the new living room of Tilburg, a world-class space for both young and old to read, learn and study, meet and gather.
“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.
Flagship library for a nation of booklovers, the Oodi library building in Helsinki in the world’s most literate nation sets a new standard for public libraries around the world.
American library buildings – key contemporary US buildings, images, architects, American public institutions, incl designs by Snøhetta, Adjaye Associates, richärd+bauer, JRA Architects and Gordon Bunshaft – best new US library architecture, United States designs.
Green Square Library and Plaza in Sydney: visionary civic project by architects Stewart Hollenstein (in association with Stewart Architecture) now open in the new city district.
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.
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.