Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The library. (II)

This is the university mensa and library of Leipzig (Germany), made by Behet Bondzio Lin Architeckten.

"The building is one of the old buildings of the 1970's era campus. Its interior was marked by brick-clad foyer walls as well as the Scandinavian charm in the library. The library was connected to the foyer by a central atrium and the basement expanded in order to accomodate approximately 100,000 volumes. It mantains a quiet and concentrated atmosphere with the bright wall surfaces and wood trim."

"The starting point for the architects for the conception of the inner city university complex was the reintegration in the city structure on the basis of the historical blocks with their alleys, passageways and courtyards. The connection of the buildings of the campus is accomplished by the dominant bright façades surrounding a dark plinth."

Image credits: Behet Bondzio Lin Architekten
Text credits: Masterpieces: Library Architecture + Design by Manuela Roth.

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