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The New University Library at the University of Amsterdam

By: Marissa Liu - Published:   Updated: Jul 18 2011 • References: uva.nl & dezeen
The University Library of the University of Amsterdam was redesigned by Amsterdam-based designers Studio Roelof Mulder and Bureay Iro Koers. The space recently won the Serve and Facilitate Great Indoors Award. 

Aside from housing books, the University library contains study rooms, workstations, an information center, a canteen and an automated book collection area. The student areas are minimalistically designed and resembles a modern showroom more than a traditional library.

Implications - Perhaps the most stunning aspect of The University Library of the University of Amsterdam is the fact that it features vibrantly colored orange bookshelves, which stand out immediately to visitors of the library and will probably cut down on patron questions like "where are the book shelves in this library?" The overall look of the library is simple pristine.

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