Building Study – Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Eleven story partially submerged library that also contains cultural and educational functions such as planetarium, several museums, a school for social science and conservation facilities. The circular tilting form spans 160 metres in diameter, reaches 32 metres in height and 12 meres into the ground. Its vast circular form recalls the cyclical nature of knowledge,Continue reading “Building Study – Bibliotheca Alexandrina”

Architectural Review – Typology: Library

The article by Oriel Prizeman explains that the history of the public library is relatively short – approximately 160 years –  and is said to be closely related to progressing the right of people to determine their own affairs. ‘While all buildings designed to contain books are potentially engaging, it is those which negotiate theContinue reading “Architectural Review – Typology: Library”