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Kolding Library

ArkitemaDenmark

The new public library building in Kolding was opened in 2006. It is situated close to the city center with a unique view to the lake by the former castle Koldinghus. The building also contains a hotel and private apartments. A café connects the library and the hotel.

It is designed by the architectural firm Arkitema from Aarhus, Denmark. With its transparency, open spaces and light wooden interiors it represents a minimalistic continuation of the Scandinavian library style. The zoning of the library functions respects both the need of public media spaces and the need of quietness and contemplation.

The two atriums of the library are decorated with metallic spirals and prisms by the artist Olafur Eliasson.

(This section is written by ND)

Year of completion: 
2006
Address: 

Slotssøvejen 4
DK-6000 Kolding
Denmark

Size of library: 
9790m²
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Overall Cost: 
€ 15.000.000
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