Tag Archives: Library Design

The Hive – UK’s first fully integrated University and Public Library

On 11th July 2012, the Hive was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen. The Hive is the outcome of the vision and commitment of two key partners; the University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council.  Having the great ambition … Continue reading

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BiblioTech – the First Bookless Public Library in Texas

Come Fall 2013, a new library will be opened in Bexar County, Texas, providing visitors with a bank of e-Readers for borrowing e-books … obviously books of the traditional paper variety will be glaringly absent.  This project marks the first … Continue reading

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A ‘toWer’ of bOOks . .

“The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library contains the principal rare books and literary manuscripts of Yale University. The library was a gift of three Yale graduates, the Beinecke Brothers. The modern library was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. … Continue reading

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The Book Mountain – Public Library for Spijkenissse, Rotterdam

The Book Mountain is the new public library for Spijkenissse, The Netherlands, and recently opened its doors on 4th Oct. Encased in a glass pyramid, it sits on the market square next to the historical village church in Rotterdam and is shaped like … Continue reading

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is this the most uninteresting photo on wordpress today?

quite possibly it is to you – it’s just like any construction site. but to some of us it’s the most exciting thing ever.  the pile of dirt you see behind the fence is where the sports hub library will stand, right in … Continue reading

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Library Marketing 101

I’d like to welcome Civcia’s latest addition, Marketing & Communications Exec, Adella.  Because we at least like to think that we are experts in our field, Adella will be contributing to this blog on a regular basis, bringing you the latest in library … Continue reading

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The Kaohsiung Public Library, Taiwan

By 2014, Taiwan’s southern port city of Kaohsiung will see the world debut of a green library built using a cable suspension structure. As reported by T@iwan Today, this is a NT$1.18 billion (US$41 million) project which will rebuilt the … Continue reading

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Library Design – The Changing Face

BCI Eurobib is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of library furniture and accessories and they do have a good and comprehensive range of products that can meet libaries’ need. Provided you have a good budget to support your requirements … Continue reading

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Germany’s Crystal – The Stuttgart City Library

With a long construction period of some 14 years, the Stuttgart City Library in southern Germany finally unveiled its beauty on 21 October last year. The project covering a plot area of 3,201 m² was won by Yi Architects in … Continue reading

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Dalian Public Library

The Hong Kong-based 10 Design team recently won the Library Design Competition to build a 55,400 m² public library in Dalian, China. Led by studio design partner Ted Givens, the 6 storey structure is described as a ‘transformative environment’ by … Continue reading

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