Library of Birmingham Flythrough (Including The REP’s new foyer.)

Library of Birmingham Flythrough (Including The REP’s new foyer.)

In 2013, Birmingham’s skyline will be transformed by one of the world’s most exciting and ambitious cultural projects The Library of Birmingham. With it’s distinctive design, featuring a glass facade overlaid with an intricate metal frieze, this people’s palace will be open to everyone of every age and background for learning, culture, social interaction and fun. Thousands of visitors a day will flood through the impressive entrance, also the gateway to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, uniting the written and spoken word. A spacious, light-filled foyer and comfortable seating areas will provide a welcoming environment for meeting friends, surfing the net or simply relaxing over lunch. Beyond the lower-ground children’s and young people’s library is the music zone which leads to the outdoor ampitheatre with its varied programme of performances. Wifi throughout and innovative interactive technology will be at the heart of the new library’s services. The Library of Birmingham will be an accessible and easily navigated building taking visitors on journeys of discovery. From the impressive book rotunda to the business zone with its creativity and innovation hub. From the British Film Institute mediatheque providing free access to the national film archive to the green outdoor terraces with stunning views across the city and a spacious exhibition gallery showcasing the city’s world class archive and special collections. Finally, rising through the building to its crowning glory, the historic Shakespeare Memorial Room, now taking pride of place in the golden rotunda at the summit. The Library of Birmingham – a world class library for the 21st Century

5 thoughts on “Library of Birmingham Flythrough (Including The REP’s new foyer.)

  1. "Distinctive design… intricate metal frieze" – ABSOLUTELY HIDEOUS. I bet the architect who created it doesn't have to use it. VILE.

  2. @hermit88 I think the metal swirly bits look pretty good. (Think they might make it difficult to clean the windows, though!)

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