May 20, 2022

Snøhetta Shares New Designs of the New Temple University Library + BookBot on the Radio

From dezeen:

Architecture firm Snøhetta has released images of a new library it has designed for a Philadelphia university, stating that it aims to challenge the “traditional typology of the research library”


Source: Snøhetta (

The building – designed in collaboration with architecture and engineering firm Stantec – will be located on the campus of Temple University, a research-focused institution with roughly 37,800 students. [The library is scheduled to open in Fall 2018].

Encompassing 225,000 square feet (20,900 metres), the new facility will contain study areas, resource centres, a cafe, an event hall, public spaces, and a sophisticated information technology system, among other amenities.

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See Also: Book Retrieval Powered by Robot [BookBot] In New Library (via Temple University)
Includes link to public radio audio interview with Joseph Lucia, Temple University’s Dean of Libraries

See Also: Temple University Shares Some Design Plans for New Library, Part of New Academic Commons (December 10, 2014)

See Also:Philadelphia: Temple University Announces Plans For New $190M Library (November 24, 2013)

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