YEAR 2014

The Copenhagen's new library site is located along the axis that connects the city center to the Little mermaid. The area faces the Opera house and by the other side it opens up towards the Amalienborg Palace. Copenhagen consists for the most of flat land with an average buildings height from 10 to 20m. A few exceptions are made by some spots where to have an overview of the city like the Round tower (36m), the Church of our Savior with his famous corkscrew spire (90m) and the Radus tower (105m). The projects aim is both giving a new view spot to the city and creating a strong intimacy between the public space and the new library. The public is brought in by a volume that crosses the building and reaches the top terrace. This element creates a continuity with the public ground and can be used independently from the library opening times.