New Birmingham Library – a place to visit in the heart of Birmingham

  • New Birmingham Library – a place to visit in the heart of Birmingham
    May 21, 2013 4:46 pm,1191 Views

    The new Birmingham public library in the heart of the city, is a library built for the 21st century at a cost of almost 200 million pounds.

    The new library, located at Centenary Square on Broad Street, which is at the heart of Birmingham’s entertainment district, is expected to become a major tourist attraction when it open its doors in September 2013.

    The Library of Birmingham has 10 levels, nine above ground and one at the lower ground floor with indoor terraces. The building features a spacious entrance and foyer, the gateway to both the Library and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, to which the new Library is physically connected.

    There is also a new flexible studio theatre and two outdoor elevated garden terraces. The new state-of-the-art exhibition space is expected to open up public access to the libraries achieves for the first time.

    Other facilities in the new library include a study centre, music library, community health centre, multimedia, archives, offices, exhibition halls and cafes.

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    The exterior of the building is bound to be a topic of conversation for many visitors. It is wrapped with an intricate metal façade, that the designers insist echoes the tunnels, canals and viaducts which fuelled Birmingham’s industrial growth.

    Featuring a series of interweaving circles of two different sizes, the overlapping aluminium rings extends  across the building from the first to the eighth floor.