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Open Library / Superpool

Open Library / Superpool

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Istanbul, Turkey
  • Architects: Superpool
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  260
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008
  • Photographs Photographs:  Iwan Baan

Text description provided by the architects. Installation of a public reading room in an art gallery space is a generous addition to the urban life of Istanbul’s most crowded pedestrian street.

The gallery space is designed like an auditorium, with seats on one side facing a ‘stage’ with the books arranged as a backdrop. The proposal with a single element tries to create multiple options for public interaction; lectures, readings, screenings, casual conversations can all be accommodated.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The mezzanine level above the gallery floor is used for more focused visitors in need of a private study zone.

The three-month-long library installation intends to expose the multiple responsibilities and operations of an art institution to its audience.

© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

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Address:Istanbul, Turkey

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Cite: "Open Library / Superpool" 23 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/41475/open-library-superpool> ISSN 0719-8884
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