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Library Delft University of Technology

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location Delft
function library
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The library is a building of glass and grass. The University district not only gains a library that is connected to the rest of the world by modern electronic means, but also the atmosphere of a campus. A vast lawn opposite the Brutalist concrete auditorium is tilted at one point; the library slides into the resulting space underneath. You can literally walk across the library. There are a thousand study spaces for more than three thousand students each day. A cone, the symbol of technical engineering, pierces the lawn and library, attaching them like a pushpin. Upon entering, visitors are drawn to the impressive wall of books that hangs in front of an expansive deep blue background. The columns in the central space not only support the structure but also provide heating and ventilation, and illuminate the continuous metal ceiling that flows across all spaces. Daylight enters the building through the climate-controlled glass facades, as well as through the cone in the central space.

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Library Delft University of Technology
Prometheusplein 1
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Opening hours Open every day of the year from 08.00 to 00.00 hours. For the XXL 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
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
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