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  • Roskilde University Library

    Connecting to the city of Roskilde’s history as a religious center, the main hall of the Roskilde University Library inspires a cathedral-like quiet; providing a reflective environment for scholars to focus and collaborate.

    • Location:
      • Roskilde, Denmark
    • Client:
      • Roskilde University
    • Area:
      • 7,600 m2
    • Status:
    • Photos:
      • Jens Lindhe, Pierre Chatel
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  • The Roskilde University Library is as much a part of campus as it is a singularity. The high ceilings, polished concrete and sparse, formal furnishings of the vast main hall inspire a sense of sanctitude, establishing a place of quiet focus amid the greater commotion of the university. Large windows allow ample daylight to diffuse through central reading rooms and smaller focus spaces, and provide visitors a reflective view over the adjacent lake and university campus. The library’s glass facades establish a sense of transparency and connection with the rest of campus, while simultaneously preserving a sense of privacy and focus for the university’s scholars.