This modern library in the City of Bruges in Belgium is the result of an expansion by Studio Farris Architects. The plot for the expansion was small and located on a busy city street. The designers aimed to make a functional library space that was easily identifiable from the street.
The facade is covered in copper metal panels with windows cut out in key locations. On the interior, white walls combine with the plethora of natural light to create a bright and clean atmosphere. Lounge seating is sprinkled among the bookshelves and book carts.
The small expansion contrasts greatly with the library’s existing white structure. The new structure is unique and fun: a perfect expansion project.