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Library and Media Centre
by MU Architecture

David Foessel

MU Architecture has built a library and media centre on stilts to minimise its on-site environmental impact.

The library floats like a lantern on the lowland between the old and new city. Placed on a frequently flooded marsh its foundations are raised on stilts to protect the building.

The project is a simple transparent building bathed in light. Two central patios bring the marsh vegetation into the interior and over it is a stretched canvas, where an artist has depicted the local landscape, which creates a space in the city to gather.


This project has been longlisted in the cultural building category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Architect: MU Architecture
Project: Library and Media Centre
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