The Most Amazing Libraries In The World

Here you will see some of the most interesting and amazing libraries in the world. Those buildings are very unique, architectures of those are beautiful.

Stockholm Public Library is a rotunda library building in Stockholm, Sweden, designed by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. The library was prepared from 1918 and onwards by a committee in which Asplund himself took part. Construction began in 1924, and the library was completed in 1928. It is one of the most notable buildings in Stockholm and one of Asplund’s most important works. In fact it was Sweden’s first public library to apply the principle of open shelves.

The visitor could from now on choose books without need to ask the library staff for assistance, a concept Asplund studied in USA during the construction of the library. There was a group of young architects and artists around Asplund who collaborated on the building project. All the furnishings in all the rooms were commissioned for their specific positions and purposes. The parkland with its large pond, south of the library was also designed by Asplund and completed in 1931. The library was completed in 1932 with a west wing which completed the square form of the building.

Bristol Central Library is a historic building on the south side of College Green, Bristol, England. It opened in 1906 following a bequest by Vincent Stuckey Lean of £50,000. An architectural competition was organised and won by the firm of H. Percy Adams with designs by his assistant Charles Holden, at a cost of £30,000.

The Royal Library in Copenhagen (Det Kongelige Bibliotek) is the national library of Denmark and the largest library in Scandinavia. It contains many historical treasures; all works that have been printed in Denmark since the 17th century are deposited there. Thanks to extensive donations in the past the library holds nearly all known Danish works back to the first Danish book, printed in 1482.

The library was founded 1648 by King Frederik III who seeded it with a comprehensive collection of European works. It was opened to the public in 1793. In 1989 it was merged with the prestigious University Library (UB1) and in 2005 a merger was announced with the Danish National Library of Science and Medicine (now Faculty Library of Natural and Health Sciences), former UB2. The official name of the organization as of 1 January 2006 is The Royal Library, the National Library and Copenhagen University Library. In 2008 Danish Folklore Archive was merged with The Royal Library.

Peckham Library opened to the public on March 8 2000, with an official opening by the Rt Hon Chris Smith, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport on May 15 2000. The library was designed by Will Alsop from Alsop & Stormer and it received the 2000 Stirling Award for architectural innovation. It also won the Civic Trust Award (April 2002) for excellence in public architecture – along with the London Eye and Tate Modern.

The vivid copper exterior also won it the 2001 Copper Cladding Award!With over half a million visitors a year, it is the busiest of Southwark’s lending libraries and issued over 317,000 items in 2002/03.

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