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Gate Library Oslo / public library

Gate Library Oslo
Gate Library Oslo

The library at Oslo’s harbour is formed out of two different volumes. One is a cuboid lying near the water and the other one is an amorphous object piercing through the first. Thereby an open space emerges which becomes the heart of the library. The special form links the city and the sea. The main room of the building is the reading room which surrounds the ellipsis. Here the visitors can read while looking into this spectacular room. Thus experiencing reading is combined with experiencing the room. You can overlook the events in the library knowing you are a part of it. The library becomes a special place offering a new way of reading.

University

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Wuppertal, Germany

Design

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Wuppertal, Germany

Nicole Kokot, Julian Konti