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University Library – Magdeburg, Germany

Posted in Built by Mina Akhavan on January 22, 2010

   


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Building: University Library
Location: 39576 Stendal Magdeburg, Germany
Started: 2001
Completed: 2003
Cost: € 31.1 million 
Area: 30,000 m²
Architect: Auer and Weber
Construction: Industriebau Wernigerode
Structural Engineer: Leonhardt, Andra, and Partner
MEP Engineer: Ebert Ingenieure

AE interests: Built on a triangular site based on a continuous concrete strip that was folded in size time to create each level of the library. The library features laminated timber staircases and a central atrium that creates a spatial continuum via its long, exposed, and uninterrupted diagonal steelwork on the floors and walkways. The atrium of the library contains a series of daylight spaces and central ventilation which creates a sense of transparency eliminating the boundary between the inside and outside of the building.


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