DUSSELDORF

Stadtbüchereien Düsseldorf

Germany

November 2021 move into the new premises. The internal layout of the new Central Library provides 14 different zones across two floors for learning, knowledge exchange, communication and inspiration. Level 1 – The Heart__ The expansive Plaza foyer of the reception area leads visitors directly into the entrance of the Central Library. The scent of coffee greets visitors, luring them into the café. The Info-Point offers the first orientation point. This open, transparent area invites visitors into the ‘Heart’ – Level 1, the pulsating business centre of the library. The LibraryLab entices with digital services, the Children’s and Youth libraries pulsate with life, while knowledge is imbibed in the School Centre, and daily newspapers devoured at the reading tables. The multipurpose Freiraum, the Forum, the Herzkammer and Stadtfenster event rooms – Level 1 offers plenty of inspirational and interactive spaces for experimentation and exchange of ideas. Level 2 – The Head__ A light-saturated staircase leads visitors a level higher into the Central Library’s ‘Head’. This floor is arranged in a clear ring layout to boost orientation and encourage work and learning. A total of 600 study desks over the two floors provide ample space for learners to work. Furniture and room melt into a friendly, harmonious whole thanks to a colour-, materialand light-concept. Closed Lernboxen (individual study rooms) allow total concentration. Seating with views across the city creates a relaxed working environment. In good weather the fully accessible 300 square-metre Dachgarten (roof garden) offers an area for relaxation in fresh air.

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