• Library Buildings in Europe

  • The Library Buildings in Europe website records  examples of good and interesting library buildings throughout Europe; it is a benchmarking tool for all those involved in new or refurbished library building projects including librarians, architects or any other professionals.

    The aim is to inspire and support anyone working on a library building project – a new building, an extension, a renovation, or a reworking of interior spaces. The wide variety of case studies will enable those involved in such projects to pick up on new trends, to share knowledge and experience, and to learn from, and make contact with, each other.

    Members of the LIBER Architecture Group (LIBER LAG) are delighted to offer this project as a tool to stimulate innovative ideas and new approaches to transforming the library model in the 21st century.

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  • Faculty Library Engineering Architecture Ghent University interior design
    Bas Princen , Faculty Library Engineering Architecture. Ghent University

    Ghent Faculty Library of Engineering and Architecture

    Ghent 2011

    At the Department of Engineering and Architecture an existing physics laboratory from the 19th century was remodeled to a faculty library. Steel elements were inserted under the balustrade on all sides to contain three levels of bookshelves and stairs. In the center of the room there are reading places. By means of vertically movable grid panels, the shelves can be closed during events. The holdings are then protected but remain visible through the grid construction.

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