From a library located in the former palace of Louis Bonaparte in 1807 to a modern university library completed in the Republic of Korea this year, here’s our 5th selection of previously featured libraries. Check them all after the break.
University library Utrecht / Grosfeld van der Velde Architecten The former palace of Louis Bonaparte built in 1807, situated on the Drift in the historic city centre of Utrecht, has undergone a total redesign over recent years. The first and most prominent part of the Universiteitsbibliotheek Binnenstad (University Library City Centre) and the main entrance to the ‘Drift cluster’ on the Drift are now complete (read more…)
Ingleside Branch Library / Fougeron Architecture This design for this branch library won a national competition held by the San Francisco Public Library in 2002 and construction was completed in September 2009. Located on an Ocean Avenue corner lot, the design consists of a main reading room, children’s reading room, community room, staff support space and an outdoor garden (read more…)
Fougères Biblioteque / Tétrarc Architects Stéphane Chalmeau shared with us his photos on a new library by French firm Tétrarc Architects. The Fougères Biblioteque follows the contemporary approach to libraries as meeting spaces, rather than just book storage. Due to the public function of the building,it expresses itself to the city trough the facade details seen on the above photo (read more…)
Bibliotheque Montarville-Boucher-de la Bruere / Briere, Gilbert + Associes The Montarville – Boucher la Bruère Public Library is located in the downtown core of Boucherville, a town of 40,000 situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence River just east of the Island of Montreal. Built more than 25 years ago, the municipal library needs to expand and reconfigure its existing facilities so that it can better pursue its mission and provide services in accordance with new and emerging social, cultural and technological trends (read more…)
Myongji University Bangmok Library / Gansam Architects & Associates The massing started off with gently curved form which seeks to welcome the student body of Myongji University and harmonizes in its surrounding of residential area and other university facilities. The square mass was subsequently inserted to serve as the functional zones to contain the books. The curvilinear outer skin comes to life with U-GLASS, and the square mass is expressed with wood (IPE) that relates to the nature off books, paper, and bookshelves (read more…)