The ‘University of Aberdeen new Library‘, Scotland, houses over a quarter of a million books and manuscripts, designed by Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects, officially opened by queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh.
Images credit: Schmidt Hammer Lassen architects
The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest English-language university in the world and was established in 1495.
The 15,500 square meters facility accommodates 14,000 students, 1,200 reading spaces and a rare books reading room.
The Architects said:
“The library will be positioned on a base of Scottish stone, and it is designed to be welcoming. The ground floor with lounge and café areas will host regular exhibitions, seminars and poetry readings. The atrium’s vast spiralling volume connects all eight storeys, and with its sweeping contours and organic form, this space contrasts with the clean cut exterior profile.”