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Huge new library in Birmingham

In Museum [Insider], Museums, new content on September 10, 2009 at 8:39 am

I published an article about Birmingham’s new library, set to open in 2013. It’s going to be huge – utterly enormous.

Set on Centenary Square in the middle of the city – the site of much regeneration work of late – the new nine-storey library will share a building with the Birmingham Repetory Theatre. There’ll be an amphitheare out the front and the top of the building is a ‘brown roof’ which means it’s covered in plenty of living things to attract other living things to live there.

If it gets the go-ahead from Birmingham City Council (it should do – they are the client after all) it will become the second most expensive heritage building project in the country, next to Tate Modern’s extension. If it all goes ahead, I’d even consider a trip to Birmingham to have a nosy!

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