LocHal Public Library (Tilburg, Netherlands) Named 2019 Building of the Year at World Architecture Festival
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In the 2019 version of the festival, LocHal Public Library by Civic Architects has been named the World Building of the Year concluding this year’s three-day event in Amsterdam. This year’s winner was selected from a strikingly broad shortlist that included works from offices such as Heatherwick Studio, CEBRA, Nikken Sekkei, and Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners.
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LocHal was a former locomotive hangar dating from 1932, transformed into a public meeting place and new library typology,” explains the project description. “The library capitalizes the existing structure, thereby greatly minimizing the amount of new structural elements, while also providing ample opportunity for interaction and the creation of new knowledge. The building houses amenities shared by the library, arts organizations and co-working facilities. In addition to areas for lectures and public events, the building also has a number of ‘labs’ where visitors can learn new skills.”
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Coverage From Design Boom: “Vast Locomotive Hall in the Netherlands is Transformed Into Tilburg’s ‘New Living Room'” (January 2019)
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