0099 University library, Fribourg, CH
The starting point of the design is demolishment of the utilitarian extension and the refurbishment of the original neo-baroque spatial concept and façade towards the garden. The new building is generous underground extension with archive, reading places and information desks. The existing garden is realized new on the roof of the new underground building. Spatial heart forms an enormous oval lecture hall that creates a strong link with the original building. The reading room is covered by an oval dome with a window towards the sky. This roof light – measuring eighteen by twelve meter – is produced out of one single piece of opaque acrylic glass.
0099 University library
refurbishment and extension of the University and Cantonal library
open competition, third prize
University and Cantonal Library Fribourg