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The new library – the open house – is formed by the internal function and urban surroundings. Placed in between small scale houses and big public buildings, the new library appears as a merged figure of the small and big scale. The library is designed with living rooms of books that are stacked on each other in a dynamic composition creating inner courtyards lit with skylights.

Project: Library, extension

Type: Competition

Year: 2008

Size: 3.000 m2

Client: Hafnarfjordur Municipality

Collaborators: Va arkitektar

Location: Hafnarfjordur, Iceland

Status: 3. Prize