General view

Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund aerial view

Glass half-cylinder

Back block

Side view glass building with passageway

Interior glass building free-hand area

General view at night

Bibliothek Dortmund by night

Glass half-cylinder at dask

Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund

Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund

www.bibliothek.dortmund.de

Königswall 18, 44137 Dortmund

1999

Contemporary

Klemes Pelle | Ingenieurbüro für Bauwesen
Architekt Mario Botta

DAL Deutsche Anlagen-Leasing GmbH & Co. KG

bookmark project | Bookmarks/Route planner (0)

Total projects: 2010

Full-text search:

Search projects:

search

Advanced search with more criteria

Total projects: 484

Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Dortmund

At the important urbanistic hub right opposite Dortmund main station, the new library was opened in 1999 with about 1m media.
The building consists of two different structures: a block of up to seven storeys forms the backbone in front of which we find a glass half-cylinder narrowing down to the bottom.
The block with its natural stone curtain facade made of red quartzite draws upon the surrounding buildings’ height and lines and with its embrasure-like windows and the longitudinal shape reminds one of the city wall formerly found here.
The block accommodates admin, offices and archives.
In the glass curtain we find the public area with the open access library. The glass skin supported by half-timbering visible inside is not linked with the ceilings and thus forms a cover or the open access area’s levels connected by escalators..
Architect Mario Botta was also responsible for the entire interior design.

Author: Editorial baukunst-nrw
Last changed on 11.04.2007

 

Categories:
Architecture » Public Buildings » Cultural (cinemas, theatres, museums)

keine Aktion...

Cookie notice: We respect your privacy.
We use cookies on our website. Some are necessary so that your computer can load our site correctly. We use others to compile statistics on our website visits. This is done anonymously.
You can agree to or reject the statistical cookies. You can find more information about cookies in our privacy policy