Umeå City Library building architecture design exterior view
Library Details
Basic Information
Type
Public library
Year of opening
2014
Total Cost
Location/Address
University / Institution
City of Umeå
Address
Storgatan 46A
903 26 Umeå
Sweden
Project Story
Main Motications and Objectives

A meeting place that stimulates creation, knowledge and creativity.

The natural hub in Umeå – open and accessible to all.

A unique place with a business that is constantly changing and built on co-creation, trust and diversity.

A symbol of cross-border cultural encounters that operates Umeå’s development, innovation and growth well into the future

Characteristics/Description

The Culture path connects the commercial centre with a cultural paths along the river between the Arts Campus east of the city centre and the park west of downtown.

With inspiration from the birch – Umeå’s beloved tree – the architect let the façade of the house grew.

Publications
Awards
  • Kasper Salin Award

    Sweden´s leading architecture prize

  • Nominated as building of the year 2014

    By Swedish Construction organisation

    2013
New Project Data
Type
New building
Competition
No
Architect/s

Total Floor Area
3,400 m2
Floor Area Open to Public
Shelving Capacity Open Stacks
4,500 linear meters
Shelving Capacity Closed Stacks
8,000 linear meters
Number of Staff
50 FTE
Total Seating Capacity
200
Group Study Rooms
Individual Study Rooms

Opening
Additional Features
Special Rooms
Special Features
Additional Comments