future systems has sent us some images of their new prague project, ‘the national library’. the building site is situated in a large green space and was designed to complement the baroque architect of prague. the outer shell of the building is made from champagne coloured anodized aluminum tiles. large openings in the shell deliver tons of natural light inside. the top is capped by a viewing platform overlooking the city. inside, the building will hold over 10 million books, which will be distributed by an automated storage and retrieval system. it is set be be complete by 2011.

designboom previously featured an interview with amanda levete of future systems.

national library in prague future systems

national library in prague future systems

national library in prague future systems

national library in prague future systems