Light, air and ease characterise the new building of Rostock’s new university library. Thanks to the generous use of glass and a light yellow brick cladding of TERRART® elements, the building’s appearance is instantly welcoming. Architects Henning Larsen Tegnestue have created an attractive and varied space, the various design elements of which stimulate the visitor’s imagination. Despite the cornucopia of impressions, the building radiates tranquillity. Its agreeable penness is continued inside: ceramic BAGUETTES, which serve to protect the glass façade from the sun, permit sufficient daylight to create a pleasant atmosphere. They can also be found on the internal façade as details evoking a series of spines.