Tervuren Public Library, Belgium

Public libraries / Completed 2016

Library in the new beating heart of Tervuren

The new cultural centre De Warande houses a theatre, tourist information desk and the library. The building nestles itself between the bucolic lakes of the Warandepark and the sparkling city centre. In cooperation with the municipal architect, Landmark consultancy and the experienced librarian Herman de Meulemeester, we designed a library with focus on a bright presentation of a selected, attractive collection.

Special attention was given to the ergonomic shelving, the kids’ corner and seats, reading areas and workplaces. The black ceiling forms a contrast to the white furniture, which conveniently models the space thanks to its limited elevation and straight design.