Sunday, June 08, 2014

The library at TU Delft

One of the libraries I visited recently, at TU Delft in the Netherlands, has notable architecture and use of space.

The library is an earth covered wedge with a cone rising up through its centre.

The grassed sloping roof provides student seating and a great view, but a bit of a climb.

Inside the entry level provides a vast space with natural lighting from the glass walls and the skylight at the top of the cone. The books on open shelves are visible on the tall rear wall.

These books on mezzanine floors give a traditional feel to a modern library. This photo also illustrates the use of concerted, steel and glass and the sense of space.

The interior of the cone provides study areas for quiter work.

Looking down through the interior of the cone is breathtaking.

And I couldn't finish without a shot of the massive bike storage just outside the library.

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