• 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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  • Outside view - Luxembourg Learning Centre
    Marie Jeanne Smets , © MJ Smets/ Schulz Benelux

    Luxembourg Learning Centre

    Luxembourg 2018

    The University Library opened the new Luxembourg Learning Centre (LLC) in September 2018 after 12 years of planning. It is a modern library, fit for the years to come with enough space for the growing number of students, including collaborative spaces, and with a modern and flexible technology infrastructure. The University of Luxembourg was formed in 2003 from three formerly autonomous institutes of higher education.

    Learning Centre is located at the heart of the “City of Science” that revitalizes a former industrial site. The LLC is a new building integrated into the steel structure of an old stocking house for the steel production next to two remaining blast furnaces.  A lot of open space allows for spectacular and surprising views.

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