Copenhagen, DK


The Library

The Library is an extension of an existing culture house combined with a new library and concert hall in Copenhagen’s north-west. The concept of the Library focuses around the creation of a space that is more than just a place you go to find books – the building also works a village hall, a community center and an urban space uniting the neighborhood. The building consists of 4 golden boxes displaced in proportion to each other - like a stack of books. At ground floor, there's a children's library, then a youth library, a library for adults and finally on top, a concert hall. The different volumes are connected with staircases and in the space between the boxes, are multi-purpose areas. 

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Status: Built
Location: Copenhagen, DK
Additional Credits: Client: City of Copenhagen
Program: Extension of existing culture house and new library and concert hall
Size: Existing 1,150 m2, new build 2,000 m2
Status: 1st prize in competition 2009, completion 2011
Collaborators: TRANSFORM, Wessberg, Schönherr, Bdr. A&B Andersen
Awards: Architizer A+ Awards 2015 Finalist, MIPIM Award 2012 - Best Refurbished Building, Copenhagen Award 2011 - Best Public Building, Hovedstadens Forskønnelse 2011
Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Thomas Krarup, Rasmus Bernhard Nielsen, Caroline Nagel, Rune Boserup, Tabea Treier