In connection with the renovation of Albertslund Public Library, a totally new building volume replaced the existing first floor and the old library. The old library had a flat roof and relatively small windows whereas the new library is designed as one large, open and bright space. The continuous overhead light in the characteristic serrated roof ensures dispersion of daylight into the entire building.
The children’s section is situated in a protruding part of the south facade with a view to the tall trees in the garden and a long terrace facing Nordmarks Allé. The reading room with journals and newspapers faces the town hall lake to the north through large glass panels.
The new library furniture of anthracite linoleum and steel forms an elegant contrast to the white walls and acoustic ceilings. The floors have a warm orange-red colour. The bookcases are specially designed and feature light fittings built into the shelf markers. The exterior of the library is clad in dark tombac. A number of sustainable solutions have been installed, including natural ventilation with intakes along the facades of the building and outlets through large opening overhead lights.
From book depot to cultural meeting place