BRAINSTORM will light up Bjørvika in Oslo
The artwork BRAINSTORM by Lars Ramberg has taken three years to produce. The result is a gigantic piece of conceptual art, comprising over 400 metres of handmade glass tubing in yellow and white.
02/07/2020
The safe reopening of libraries
As libraries move towards reopening, where can we turn to for information and guidance on safe opening for both users and staff, when business as usual is not an option?
01/06/2020
Oslo's new library opens June 18
Deichman Bjørvika, the new city library for Oslo, was originally due to open on March 28, but the COVID-19 situation made it impossible.
28/05/2020
New library and community park
In the City of Brampton, west of Toronto, the Springdale Library and Komagata Maru Park provides the suburban community with a new public library and park.
27/04/2020
Media library in a landscape
The new media library in Pélissanne, in the heart of Provence, is an interesting recent project designed by Dominique Coulon & Associés.
24/04/2020
FG completes Havana library project
FG Library & Learning were invited to design a new library within a refurbished space at the International School of Havana, Cuba.
12/02/2020
Landmark new library for Bristol
The University of Bristol has submitted a planning application for its landmark new library, which will transform the heart of its Clifton campus.
10/02/2020
Town House to open at Kingston University
Town House, a new library and learning centre and a gateway to the University, is due to open in early 2020, representing the first phase of the University's vision for the future.
30/01/2020
Ottawa's new library revealed
Designs have been revealed for the new joint library and archives facility to be built in Ottawa, Canada.
25/01/2020
2020 LIBER-LAG seminar programme
The Library Architecture Group of LIBER has announced the programme for its 2020 seminar at the Luxembourg Learning Centre.
04/12/2019
SCONUL Design Awards winners
The University of Birmingham Library is the winner of the medium to large library category, while the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Library has won the small library category.
03/12/2019
Oslo’s new main library
Deichman Bjørvika is Oslo’s new main library. The opening date of March 28, 2020 has just been announced. Here are the main facts about the new library.
02/12/2019
New Sydney library opens
The Exchange at Darling Square, designed by BVN, is now open. The new library and community hub had its official launch on Saturday 9 November.
29/11/2019
Recognition for library modernisation
The library management team for the Harlow Healthcare Library has won a coveted award for their contribution to modernising the staff library services on the hospital site.
27/11/2019
Snøhetta’s vision for new library
Snøhetta has revealed the designs for the new Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, a scooped ceramic clad façade of a five-storey building that will offer a wide range of facilities.
25/11/2019
Holyhead Market Hall renovation
Following a major renovation the Grade II listed Holyhead Market Hall is now a vibrant, sustainable library and a local history centre for Anglesey.
25/10/2019
Luxembourg National Library opens
After more than ten years of planning, five years of construction and four months of moving more than 40km of documents, the new library opened on 1 October.
07/10/2019
Demco designs new Hub for modern learning
Basingstoke College of Technology gets an upgrade of a dated learning resource centre to give students a modern library design complete with digital resources.
01/10/2019
Moving St Paul’s Cathedral Library
Restore Harrow Green has been given the task of relocating 500 linear metres of books from the Cathedral Library to the company’s heritage storage facility.
24/09/2019
A new cultural residence
Kulturhus Haaksbergen, The Netherlands, has officially opened its doors with a lively combination of a theatre, library, exhibition space and a reading café.
16/09/2019
The habitable library
A library and community centre in the Ivory Coast is designed with habitable meeting spaces inside and out.
13/09/2019
Edmonton in zinc
The new zinc-clad design by Teeple Architects for Edmonton’s new library (Canada) has generated criticism on social media. But at least people are talking.
22/07/2019
No books, lots of ideas
Canada’s first bookless library dedicated to Makerspaces, the Idea Exchange Old Post Office offers free access to spaces for learning and creativity.
05/06/2019