LocHal Library Tilburg building

LocHal Library in Tilburg

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.

Tianjin Binhai Library

Do We Need Libraries?

“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.

James B. Hunt Jr. Library North Carolina State University building

American Library Buildings – USA Libraries

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.

New Central Library in Calgary

The New Central Library in Calgary

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.

Tianjin Binhai Library

Tianjin Binhai Library in China

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.

David Rumsey Map Center at Green Library, Stanford University

David Rumsey Map Center at Stanford University

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.