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One Year In: Calgary Public Library by Snøhetta

Calgary’s Central Library Architect: Snøhetta One year ago, Calgary’s Central Library opened its doors to the public, ushered in by celebrations that drew 50,000 people


Finland is proof that investing in libraries pays off

Are Finland’s libraries undermining the country’s co‑working offers? That’s not to suggest that co-working isn’t a thing there. Since this column visited Mothership of Work’s

Michael Grimm

The Calgary Central Library starts a new chapter

On 1 November last year, when the new Calgary Central Library opened, hundreds of people lined up to see their new cultural institution. A couple


Optic Nerve: MVRDV designs a luminous spherical library

An impressive new library designed by Dutch architectural firm MVRDV has recently opened in Tianjin. But his latest addition to the new cultural district of the

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Waterdown library, Ontario, by RDHA

The days of the local public library simply being a repository for books is rapidly fading. Libraries today have to provide so much more, as


Lancaster University library by Sheppard Robson

Tasked with uniting the original 1960s library at Lancaster University with a later extension, architecture firm Sheppard Robson has both connected the space to its


Civic library transforms sleepy Irish seaside town

Cork-based firm Carr Cotter Naessens has created the dlr LexIcon library in the suburban seaside town of Dún Laoghaire in County Dublin, Ireland. The architecture


Herzog & de Meuron’s first project in Israel

Herzog & de Meuron has unveiled concept drawings for the new National Library of Israel, which will replace the former building that was deemed to


Zaha Hadid’s museum for positive change

Zaha Hadid has designed a genocide memorial institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to commemorate the millions murdered by the Khmer Rouge. Her plans for the

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Dan Hanganu transforms 1960s church into library

Designed by architect Jean-Marie Roy in 1964, this church in Sainte-Foy, a suburb of Quebec City, had become vacant in recent years, so the city



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