STOCKHOLM PUBLIC LIBRARY

Stockholm, Sweden
Competition 2006
29 000 sq m



This entry for the Stockholm Public Library competition adopts the strategy of the void as a hub, using the addition's central space to connect the existing buildings, surrounding public spaces, and commercial interests. The new extension to Asplund's historic library consolidates the collection and expands the library's program. The new library complex also enriches the existing condition by providing new access to nearby buildings and to the adjacent city park. It creates unique views to the surrounding urban context and updates the cultural character of the area.