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The Almere Library Incorporates Retail Details

By: Meghan Young - Published: May 7, 2010 • References: concreteamsterdam.nl and psfk
The newest Almere library in the Netherlands demonstrates a case of high innovation and adaptation. Realizing that they were in desperate need of change, Marga Kleinenberg along with her colleagues from the library decided to appraise their direct competition: retail bookstores.

Commissioning architectural agency Concrete to devise a new approach to the design of traditional libraries, the new Almere library was born. Incorporating the inner structure of bookstores into their design, a visitor definitely expects to pay for something on the way out. Considering that bookstores have a casual air about them, it was easy for Concrete maintain a residential feel for the Almere library.

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