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Public Library for Łódź by Maciek Grelewicz

Polish Design Season: Technical University of Łódź graduate Maciek Grelewicz has proposed a library for the city of Łódź clad in golden lettering.

Designed for Grelewicz' graduation project, the building would include a cafe on the ground floor, exhibition spaces and a roof terrace, alongside a traditional library and media library.

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Here's some text from Grelewicz:


Public Library in Lodz

In the beginning of XXI-st century library is no longer a fortress of knowledge accessible only for handful of initiated.

To attract readers it has to use weapons typical for commercial market.

That is why many contemporary libraries are eye-catching buildings offering their users much more than just a place to read.

My library is designed in the very centre of Lodz – third biggest city in Poland. Location near shops, restaurants, cultural and educational centres makes this building easily accessible by people of different age, background and interests.

To fulfil their needs building contains many functions supplementing traditional library. Ground floor is a building’s ‘living room’ with open cafe and magazines reading-room.