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Museums And Libraries: The Latest Architecture and News

Langdon reis architects proposal for library and concert hall in Norway

Langdon reis architects was one of the finalists on the library and concert hall competition for Bodø, Norway (featured earlier on AD), and shared they proposal with us.

The Bodø Kulturhus and Library consists of two public buildings; a new city library (5,500m²) and a concert hall/theatre (7,350m²), with a construction budget of approximately 800,000,000 NOK. Following the judging of the second round DRDH Architects have been selected to build the theatre/concert hall and the library.

You can see the architect’s proposal and more images, after the break.

Villanueva’s Public Library / Meza + Piñol + Ramírez + Torres

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Villanueva, Colombia
  • Architects: Carlos Meza, Alejandro Piñol, Germán Ramírez, Miguel Torres
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1551.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006

Ningbo Historic Museum / Wang Shu, Amateur Architecture Studio

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Ningbo, China

3XN wins architecture competition for the Randers Museum of Art

3XN just shared with us their winning entry for the Randers Museum of Art, a “sculpture sitting in a sculpture garden” according to the architects, a sinuous building both open to both the town and the landscape. The red-tile façade of the exterior becomes the roof, and similarly on the inside, the floor becomes a wall, and then the wall a ceiling.

From the architects:

Kalmar Museum of Art / Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

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Kalmar, Sweden
  • Architects: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1594.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008

Seattle Central Library / OMA + LMN

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Seattle, United States
  • Architects: LMN, OMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  38300.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2004

Bicentennial Room, Chilean National Library / A+F Arquitectos

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Santiago, Chile
  • Architects: A+F Arquitectos - Cristián Ayçaguer F., Cristián Ferrari C., Carlos Cavagnaro I.
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  400.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2006

AD Round Up: Libraries Part I

In less than a year of existence, we have featured more than 500 projects! So in case you´ve missed some we will be featuring interesting projects, sorted by building type. Here´s our first selection of Libraries you can´t miss.

Frank O. Gehry: Design Process and the Lewis House at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The exhibition, that includes 120 architectural models, photographs, drawings, and videos, along with furniture and decorative arts enters its final weeks, and will end on April 5th.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center by Renzo Piano

The design for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center at the Faliron Delta area in Athens, Greece. The building is being designed by -in my opinion- the master of sustainable architecture: Renzo Piano.

The SNFCC is not an ordinary building, as it will house a very important program: the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera.

This 187,800 sqm project – a private-public endeavor – will have a cost of € $450m, financed entirely by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and once completed in 2015 it will be turned over the Greek State.

There´s only a few images available at the moment, but from the model and sections we can see how the building integrates into the slope of the park, and it´s connected to the sea through a canal parallel to the existing explanade. On this, Piano says: “The Cultural Center’s proximity to water, and the natural warm breezes and light of Athens were particularly inspiring during the design process.  It was immediately clear that we must take advantage of all these elements to ultimately design a zero emissions building that expresses movement and energy”.

The roof consists in a series of interconnected photovoltaic cell panels which will cover the structure’s needs, taking advantage of the pure “green” solar and wind energy, in a similar way to the California Academy of Science.

We´ll keep you posted on the future development of this project. More images -courtesy of Renzo Piano Building Workshop- after the break.

Children's toy Library / LAN Architecture

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Bonneuil-sur-Marne, France
  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  380.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008

Garden Museum / Dow Jones Architects

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Turku City Library / JKMM Architects

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Turku, Finland
  • Architects: JKMM Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6900.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007

Ilhavo City Library / ARX Portugal

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  • Architects: José Mateus y Nuno Mateus
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3200.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2005

Chongqing Library / Perkins Eastman

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Chongqing, China
  • Architects: Perkins Eastman
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  50000.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007

Gardiner Museum Renewal / KPMB Architects

Architects: KPMB Architects Location: Toronto, Canada Client: Gardiner Museum Project Team: Bruce Kuwabara (design principal), Shirley Blumberg (partner-in-charge), Paulo Rocha (design/project architect); Shane O’Neill, Javier Uribe, Kevin Bridgman, Tyler Sharpe, Ramon Janer, Steven Casey, Bill Colaco (project team) Structural Enginnering: Halsall Associates Ltd. Mechanical and Electrical Engineering: Crossey Engineering Ltd. Contractor: Urbacon Budget: US $7,23M Photographs: Eduard Hueber & Tom Arban

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Granada Science Park - Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa / Ferrater + Jimenez Brasa

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Granada, Spain

Patchwork Pavilion / DOMO

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  • Architects: DOMO
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2008