For lovers of good architecture


Posted on Mar 15

A library designed by Sanitago Calatrava. The old building of Hermann Fitz was built in 1909.

Calatrava received the assignment in 1989 to build the library for the law faculty of the university of Zurich. The exterior stayed pretty much untouched. Calatrava placed a giant wood construction in the atrium of the existing building. The oval skylight has an integrated mechanical sun shade.

The library has 5000 meters space for books and 500 working places. It is stunning and worth seeing.

Rämistrasse 74, 8001 Zürich (just a few steps from the Plattenhof)

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