Project type: Library Building

Biblioteca Reína Sofía

The deep crisis in the country’s construction industry led to a halt in construction of the library in 2011, which lasted a total of eight years. At that time, the façade was only partially assembled – the new building, designed as a gem, presented itself in an unfortunate, unfinished condition. But what lasted for a …

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Library Deventer

The newly build a library in Deventer (Netherlands) was built in 2018. It was built on the market in the middle of the city, on the cellars of an old bank building. The building is open and bright. Bierman Henket Architecten was commissioned with the planning and implementation of the project. The library is an …

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Marmalade Library

The new library building has a captivating presence and identity, chiefly on account of its visible architectural hierarchy that draws a clear distinction between three levels: the ground floor forms the understated base, the second floor is emphasised by overhanging corner mouldings, and the roof structure with a small terrace rounds everything off. Impressive architectural …

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Albion Library

With its polychrome curtain of TERRART® baguettes, the new library clearly stands out from its surroundings and provides a friendly, open and playful contrast to the asphalt and concrete streetscape. The ceramic shield presents a double structure of terracotta panels and applied baguettes, resulting in a three-dimensional façade. At the corners, the cladding is elevated, …

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University Library Rostock

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 …

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Fukui Library and Archive, Japan

This library in Fukui City, Japan, will be surrounded by garden landscape. The fluted surface of the façade and the warm shade of vermilion give the building a gentle character, despite the stark design, and make for harmonious integration into the planned environment.

Lawrence Library

This project involving the renovation and extension of the library building focused primarily on increasing energy efficiency, improving thermal performance, enhancing the level of natural light and ensuring strategic solar screening. The high-performance terracotta shield, which is the primary exterior material, is the ideal solution here: it protects the books in the interior; helps to …

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