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New Central Library of Berlin State by FAR frohn&rojas
Posted: Monday, April 15, 2013 |

An intriguing design scheme by Berlin/Santiago de Chile/Los Angeles-based practice FAR frohn&rojas is one of the winners of the architectural competition for the new central library of the state of Berlin at the airfield of the former Tempelhof Airport in Berlin.

Along the Tempelhofer Damm, the building offers a view over Berlin's silhouette as it opens with a full-size city window in the central information area of the library. (Image: FAR frohn&rojas)

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Along the Tempelhofer Damm, the building offers a view over Berlin's silhouette as it opens with a full-size city window in the central information area of the library. (Image: FAR frohn&rojas)

Brief Project Description from FAR frohn&rojas:

The library form mediates between iconic metaform and the human sclae. By twising a three dimensional grid from horizontal to vertical, the three key urban drivers of the site - the runway, the motorway and the former airport building - are resolved.

Seen from the park, the library becomes a visual extension of the strong, 2 kilometer-long linearity of the runway, architecture becomes central perspective on an infrastructural scale. The library is organized as a sequence of stepped terraces. (Image: FAR frohn&rojas)

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Seen from the park, the library becomes a visual extension of the strong, 2 kilometer-long linearity of the runway, architecture becomes central perspective on an infrastructural scale. The library is organized as a sequence of stepped terraces. (Image: FAR frohn&rojas)

The building is organized as a three-dimensional information matrix. It offers a linear spatial gradient structuring information access to the more than 4 million media units.

The perception of the volume from the freeway and the S-Bahn corridor is fashioned by movement and speed: architecture in the periphery of the visual field. The building unfolds as a sequence of vertically folded facets to the driver. (Image: FAR frohn&rojas)

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The perception of the volume from the freeway and the S-Bahn corridor is fashioned by movement and speed: architecture in the periphery of the visual field. The building unfolds as a sequence of vertically folded facets to the driver. (Image: FAR frohn&rojas)

FAR questioned the given site and proposed the extension of the runway as an alternative location for the building.

Alternative site proposed by FAR: Library as extension of the runway. (Image: FAR frohn&rojas)

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Alternative site proposed by FAR: Library as extension of the runway. (Image: FAR frohn&rojas)


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