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  5. Degelo Architekten
  6. 2015
  7. Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl

Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl

  • 04:00 - 9 March, 2016
Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl
Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl, © Barbara Buehler
© Barbara Buehler

© Barbara Buehler © Barbara Buehler © Barbara Buehler © Barbara Buehler + 27

© Barbara Buehler
© Barbara Buehler

Text description provided by the architects. The initial library, dating from the 70s showed architectural and energetic deficiencies and had to be rebuilt. By cutting away parts of the building, Degelo Architects not only reduced the disproportionately large volume of the old library, but also made the building react to its urban context. Thus the building became a cut diamond. The façade of this crystalline sculpture is composed of electrochemically treated chrome steel.

© Barbara Buehler
© Barbara Buehler
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
© Barbara Buehler
© Barbara Buehler

The façade sees itself as an interface, which communicates between university and city. Depending on the time of day, the neoclassical façades of the surrounding are mirrored or the activities of the students become visible from the outside.

© Barbara Buehler
© Barbara Buehler
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl" 09 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/783418/library-in-freiburg-degelo-architekten-bsa-sia-ag-plus-ittenbrechbuhl-ag-basel/> ISSN 0719-8884
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