Location: City Central Library-Shaul Hamelech Blvd. Tel-Aviv
client : The Tel-Aviv Foundation
completion date : 1991
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The music library was designed as part of the Tel -Aviv central municipal library in a space that previously been used for storage. The library lends compact discs and videocassettes and offers listening and viewing services. It was the first music library to be built within a public library in Israel.

The area allocated for the library is divided into three parts. The furniture used for displaying and storing the music material serves as partitions, forming the separate rooms within the overall space. An entrance room features the librarian’s lending counter and a display of videocassettes.
An arched opening, forming a gate, leads to the central reading room where compact discs are on display. At the sides, overlooking the reading area there is an open gallery furnished with bookshelves.
Glass doors lead from the central room to an audiovisual room, where individual stations are installed for listening to music and viewing videocassettes.

The furniture is made of cherry wood, the metal railings and stairs leading to the gallery are painted gold and the carpet is of warm peach color. The reciprocal harmonious relationship between the interior details, the natural materials and the warm colors in the library, generates the feeling of elegance and tranquility.




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