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National Library

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TR Hamzah Yeang architects
 
location Singapore
function library
contributed by Arch1Day

TR Hamzah Yeang design intention was to provide the National Library Board with a state-of-the-art and innovative library in the tropics that serves as an icon for the region and locality. It is a cultural facility and a unique and enjoyable civic place for Singapore. The NLB building consists of two blocks that are separated by a day-lit internal street and connected by bridges at the upper levels. The rectangular, larger block contains the collections and the curved, smaller block contains the noisier, public activities (exhibition, auditorium, multi-media). At the heart of the scheme is the open-to-the-sky naturally ventilated Public Events Plaza. This is a communal space that becomes the main focal point of the site and subsequently leading one into the main foyer and library proper. This public space is further animated with a café, a library shop and possible retail areas. The axis of the street links two important streets and also exemplifies the St. Joseph

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National Library
Address
Victoria Street 100
Singapore
http://www.nlb.gov.sg/
Project is public!
Opening hours Mon-Sun: 8.00am - 9.00 pm Closed at 5.00pm on eves of Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year Closed on Public Holidays
How to get there? Take East-West Line, Alight at Bugis, exit Victoria Street.
Completion 2004
Floor area/size 55500 m2
ArchitectTR Hamzah Yeang architects
Client National Library Board
 
Project ID 6611
Latitude/Longitude 01°17'51N 103°51'15E
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