the msc3/4 graduation project of interiors, buildings and cities explores the possibility of a university library in the city center of amsterdam. designing a building in the inner city requires a close reading of existing and demolished context.

context in that sense relates to many things: the architectural traditions and cultures of amsterdam, the precedents of domestic and institutional architectures, the continuities and discontinuities in the architecture of the city.

it also includes a careful study of architectural models and building typologies from various times. the library offers a rich and inspiring range of prototypes for this.

the design will consist of a university library, a mediatheque, a study centre, meeting rooms, exposition space, a cafe and offices (ca. 15.000 m2)

*tutors mechtild stuhlmacher + dirk somers