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Library Delft University of Technology

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Mecanoo architecten
location Delft
function library
contributed by laila_oujamaa

The library is a building of glass and grass. By lifting up the grass like a sheet of paper and putting columns under it, the University district not only gains a library that is connected to the rest of the world using the most modern electronic means, but also the atmosphere of a campus. You can literally walk across the library. There are a thousand study spaces for the more than three thousand students each day. As a contrast, a large volume stabs through the landscape, a cone pinning the landscape down like a drawing pin.

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Library Delft University of Technology
Prometheusplein 1
Project is public!
Opening hours Open every day, except during summer holidays. Closed on Saturday and Sunday. For the full list of opening hours, look at the website of the library.
How to get there? From the A13 motorway take the Delft-Zuid exit and follow the signs to TU Delft, take a right onto the Schoemakerstraat, third left, this is the Christiaan Huygensweg at the end, take a left onto the Mekelweg next take the first left, the Van der Waalsstraat. The Library is located on the next corner. From Delft railway station take bus 121 (direction of Zoetermeer) or bus 129 (direction of Rotterdam) and get off at Aula TU Delft. For bus schedules look at
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Completion 1997
Floor area/size 15000 m2
ArchitectMecanoo architecten
structural engineerABT
services engineerDeerns Raadgevende Ingenieurs
acoustics consultantPeutz Consulting Engineers & Associes
Client ING Real Estate
Project ID 645
Latitude/Longitude 52°00'09N 04°22'29E
Contributed by laila_oujamaa
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