Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl

Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl

Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - FacadeLibrary in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - Windows, Chair, Facade, Bench, BeamLibrary in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - Chair, Windows, BeamLibrary in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - FacadeLibrary in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - More Images+ 22

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  41673
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2015
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Barbara Buehler
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Guardian Glass, INOX-COLOR
Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - Facade
© 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.

Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - Windows, Chair, Facade, Bench, Beam
© Barbara Buehler
Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - Image 16 of 27
Floor Plan
Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - Image 10 of 27
© 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.

Library in Freiburg / Degelo Architekten + IttenbrechBühl - Facade
© Barbara Buehler

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Address:Freiburg, Germany

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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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