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The Library of Birmingham

We had a great look around the new Library of Birmingham this week – having walked past it so often in the construction stage it was great to finally see inside and it definitely lived up to expectation.

Library trip

The stunning architectural features (designed by internationally renowned architects Mecanoo) are continued inside with circular light installations and round tiers of bookcases and dome shaped chairs. It was great to see Studio Myerscough’s acidic colour typographic installation in the entrance along with other illustration and interactive installations as part of the Library’s opening Discovery Season.

Mecanoo have designed some beautiful buildings around the world combining the disciplines of urban planning and landscape architecture in an unorthodox and striking way, with a sensitivity for light and consideration to the impact on the surrounding environment.