Location: Mount Carmel
The pedestrian access route from
the street to the square is via an open ramp.
The building was not conceived as a monument dealing in metaphoric symbolism; its role is to elicit in the visitor a spiritual experience, produced by the simplicity and the elegance of the place.
The entrance hall of the library is
built as an atrium. It has an open view of all the library’s
sections and a glass wall facing the square.
Although a contemporary library must be based upon the most advanced technological infrastructure, I believe it still should place the reader at the center of attention.
Unlike in most libraries, here there is no separation between the location of the readers and the location of the bookshelves in the reading rooms. The books constitute an outer layer that embraces the reader.
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