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Saxon State and University Library – Dresden, Germany

Posted in Built by Grant Miller on November 9, 2022

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Building: Saxon State and University Library
Location: Dresden, Germany
Address: Zellescher Weg 18, 01069 Dresden, Germany
Client: City of Dresden, Free State of Saxony
Started: 1999
Completed: 2002
Cost: €3,250,000
Area: 42,000 m2
Cost per Area: €77.38 / m2
Architecture: Ortner & Ortner
Structural Engineering: Gmeiner | Haferl
Project Management: Achammer-Tritthart & Partner
Landscape Design: Burger + Tischler

AE Interests: Central space is underground; sunlit atrium; symmetrical site layout; grooved façade reminiscent of bookshelves; blending traditional and contemporary styles; conversion of a football field into public greenspace; central space functioning as the “heart” of the building with hallways and footbridges serving as arteries; effect of architecture on visitor experience.

Articles: [1, 2, 3, 4]

Essay: [pdf] [doc]

The original article for this building was posted by Mina Akhavan on January 25th, 2010.

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