• 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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    Vysocina Regional Library in Havlíckuv Brod (Czech Republic)

    The Vysocina Regional Library in Havlíckuv Brod opened in 2020. It is an elaborate building, during the implementation of which emphasis was placed on high utility value, quality of materials and ecology. It is a comprehensive work that will enrich the unused public space of the town and provide a unique functional unit for its purpose. An exceptional element is the cladding of the building, which sensitively blends in with the surroundings and underlines the unique appearance of the library. Over the year the green facade changes, ensuring a unique look. The dominant feature of the entrance area are high wooden stairs, complemented by a wall of live flowers and designed for sitting, which serves as an amphitheater for cultural events. Visitors can also use the roof of the library, where there is a summer reading room with the beautiful views of the surroundings.

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