New library …

View from the top floor down the central atrium of the library

I was in Aberdeen yesterday and had the chance to vista the new library at the University of Aberdeen. Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen, a Danish architectural practice it is a marvellous building, square on the outside but full of sinuous curves inside. It is a real statement of intent by this ancient University: congratulations to the then Principal, Duncan Rice, who had the imagination to champion this building and ensure it got built.

The front view of the Library; a glass cube with curves in the glass lines which hint at what is to come inside

 

A view from the entrance hall up the central atrium of the building