ADEPT: dalarna library
 
ADEPT: dalarna library ADEPT: dalarna library
aug 11, 2010

ADEPT: dalarna library

 

 

 

danish firm ADEPT together with a group of leading architects have won the competition for the dalarna library in sweden. collaborators include japanese sou fujimoto architects, german topotek1, danish ramboll a/s and bosch & fjord. the project ‘dalarna media arena’ consists of a 3000m2 library and an adjoining plaza, which is a part of dalarna university campus.

 

the library is organized as a ‘spiral of knowledge’. the sloping terrain continues in a ramp through the building. wrapping itself the ramp creates a spiral-shaped space – the heart of the building for information seeking and easy orientation. this organization of program creates various learning environments where students can take part in the vibrant life of the library as well as retreat into various study niches. the different sound levels and activities create a diverse and eventful library.

the spiral of knowledge

the spiral of knowledge

 

 

 

the library has its own spatial character in which library and multimedia functions unite and create synergy with the existing university. wooden facades integrate the building in the surroundings, reflecting the local tradition of using wood as construction material.

 

dalarna media plaza is created in addition to the library – together they form a new landmark for högskolan dalarna. through a simple reorganization the car park becomes a new surface with ‘islands’ of activities. the programming of the plaza is flexible and will be developed in the user process. the plaza, which is a mix of recreational functions and furniture, serves as arrival area and hang-out space for users of högskolan, the library and visitors in the area. the project will help to attract people in the neighborhood. in addition the project aims to strengthen the collaboration between regional and international educational and research institutions. facilities will include activities a café area, exhibition space and lectures theatres.

eye level of each platform

the arrangement of different levels

the ventilation of the building

floor plan

floor plan

model of  ‘dalarna media arena’

model of  ‘dalarna media arena’

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