Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) commissioned Mecanoo to design a library that would be the heart of the university and give a face to a campus the size of a city district. The iconic library of TU Delft, designed with the digital transition in mind, still meets expectations more than two decades after its opening.
The library is a building that does not really want to be a building, but a landscape.
Stairs to the cone.
The blue is the electric blue of the theatre. It makes the bookcase float even more than it actually does.
Couches as informal study area.
The main hall of the library is defined by its spaciousness. It has a cathedral-like effect: imposing and inviting.
Below are technical drawings.
Design: Mecanoo Architecten
Size: 15,000 m2
Address: Prometheusplein 1, Delft, the Netherlands
Client: ING Real Estate