Alexandria Library

Alexandria Library Alexandria, Egypt


As a major statement, this scheme was given a huge wall of books which was to run the full height and length of the building.  The librarians’ offices were located behind this wall and by placing the reading rooms across a multi height space against the wall, a great open valley created the library hall on the public side of the building.  A series of bridges were slung across the valley setting up a threshold that continually reminded users of the majesty of knowledge.

Team: Frank Lyons, Alison Hollyoak, Ian Halliwell, Joy Batten, Gary Overton, Mark Pearson

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