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University library and media centre for the Leipzig University of Applied Science (HTWK). The library and media centre are an important focus of the urban plan. They create a framework for the newly organised campus of the university on Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse. As the largest university of applied sciences in Saxony, the HTWK Leipzig has over 800 workspaces in the library and provides a wide range of research possibilities for its approx. 7,000 students. The sculptural form of the buildings creates a harmonious and yet powerful ensemble. With the homogeneous façade and reflecting glass mosaic tiles, the pair of buildings appear as an abstract, shimmering sculpture. Three upper floors of the library reach eleven metres into the urban space. The large projection creates an airy covered forecourt. The street corner is spatially framed by this hallmark figure. Despite the location within the block, the library presents itself as a public building, a striking conclusion of the university location within the city. View more View full description
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