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“X” marks the spot for latest Rem Koolhaas library July 18, 2013 – Posted in: Libraries, Library Architecture

Building on the phenomenal success of the Central Branch of the Seattle Public Library and the recent news that they will design the Qatar National Library Rem Koolhaas and his team at OMA now set their sites on the BMVR (Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale) Library in northern France. Shaped as an “X”, with each of the four wings facing toward one of the city’s four landmarks. The library’s 150,000 volumes will be distributed  to one of the…

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Rem Koolhass Goes Back to the Library March 4, 2013

Seattle Central Library. Photo Hoffman Construction He’s back! Hoping to build on the tremendous success of the Seattle Central Library, Rem Koolhaas and the OMA team are back. This time they’re in Qatar to build the National Library. As ArchDaily said in they’re look at the Seattle Central library project: The Seattle Central Library redefines the library as an institution no longer exclusively dedicated to the book, but as an information store where all potent…

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