David Garcia Studio

FREDERIKSBERG MAIN LIBRARY

Posted in ARCHITECTURE, BUILDT PROJECTS by davidamadorgarcia on November 20, 2007


Frederiksberg Main Library in the city of Copenhagen, comissioned a “reading lounge” in the main library room. In collaboration with industrial designer Martin Larsen, the solution created a new space, while intergrating the existing structure. Due to the increased use of the internet, the library has become more a book pick up spot and less an archive where the user physically searches for and discovers books. The premise of the project is to create a reading space where user and books meet. Taking advantage of the rigid character of the library as archive, the proposal maintained the frame and format of the book shelves, replacing the books of the niche in question, with a sinuous seating arrangement. This created a frame where the reader becomes the main character, instead of the bookshelves.