Sunday, November 22, 2015

Library at TU Delft

There were lots of interesting buildings in the Netherlands. Here is just one: the library at TU Delft. Outside there is a large grassy ramp leading to the top, punctured by a cone. Inside, the cone gives light to the lower floors. At the far wall are all the books.

The building won a bunch of awards, and was designed by Mecanoo and built in 1996-7.


Gingerbaker said...

First pic reminded me of a Horn & Hardart! Pretty wild design there ; but seems a little 'cold' to me eyes. Did you enjoy spending time in the space?

Jeffrey Shallit said...

I didn't spend much time there, but yes, I found it very visually appealing. The only downside I can see is that the very small ridge around the center hole will certainly allow things to fall from higher stories down to the first floor.