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You can walk on the roof of this sloping brick library in India

(21 September 2018) From a house whose roof is made from seaweed and driftwood, to a town hall that serves as a physical bridge over a river, there is no shortage of buildings that are designed to blend into their surroundings. This school library in India is continuing the tradition with a sloping shape that […]


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Locals in east China get new libraries from old buildings

(15 August 2018) The local government in Deqing County, east China’s Zhejiang province, has recently transformed several empty old buildings into village libraries. The centers are equipped with large collections and host a diverse range of activities, strongly fuelling cultural development in rural areas, according to a spokesperson. The news and photographs are here.


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UNESCO-NDL India International Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Digital Library Design

(12 June 2018) This workshop takes place 25-27 October 2018 in New Delhi, India. Hosted by UNESCO and the National Digital Library of India, participation is by invitation only. Details are here.


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Design for Taichung, Taiwan mega-library unveiled

Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima releases design for landmark library-meets-art-museum structure in Taichung (7 May 2018, Taipei (Taiwan News) Globally renowned Japanese architect, Kazuyo Sejima of the SANAA architecture firm, publicly released the design plans for the Taichung library and art gallery on May 7. Bidding for the project will be open this June and July. […]


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Tainan public library design competition

(9 November 2015) The Tainan City Government in Taiwan invites all domestic and international teams to take part in the Design Competition for Design and Construction Supervision Service of Tainan Public Library Project, which is going to be an important construction of Tainan’s cultural development. The library is expected to accommodate at least 600,000 collections […]


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Designers sought for State Library Vision 2020 Redevelopment

An Expression of Interest for a Design Consultant team has been released for the $83 million State Library Victoria Vision 2020 redevelopment project, the Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has announced. (19 October 2015) The Victorian Government, Australia, is providing $55.4 million for the project, which is to be staged over five years. The […]


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Ten beautiful Australian libraries

(29 August 2015) Among the libraries pictured in this photoessay are The State Library of Queensland, Surrey Hills Library and Community Centre, and the Barr Smith Library at the University of Adelaide. To see picturesdotnews.com’s profusion of photographs  click here.


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gmp selected to design new library in Suzhou, China

(24 July 2015) The Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) have won the design competition for the new construction of the Suzhou Library in China. The new library building on a site next to an  extended watercourse is intended to provide the traditional library functions as well as other public functions, such as a […]


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New design installation announced for Queensland State Library’s Asia Pacific Design Library

(15 April 2015) A team from global design and consulting firm Woods Bagot will deliver the inaugural APDL Connect Project installation. The APDL Connect Project, a new initiative of State Library’s Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL), gives designers from the Asia Pacific region an opportunity to develop and display their work in the APDL Design […]


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