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BUILDING
 
 
Seattle Central Library
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DESIGNER
 
 
OMA Office for Metropolitan Architecture
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MATERIALS
 
reinforced concrete, steel, glass
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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
Washington
County
King
Town
Seattle
Address
1000 Fourth Avenue - Seattle, WA 98104 (Fifth Avenue/Spring Street)
 
 
Telephone
+1.206.386.4636
Website
E-mail
libraryweb@spl.org
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1999 - 2001     project winner of competition
Realisation
2001 - 2004
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AWARDS
 
2005
Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture, American Institute of Architects
2005
Outstanding Library Building Award, American Institute of Architects and American Library Association
2005
Platinum Award for Innovation and Engineering, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
"Inside-Outside - Petra Blaisse. Tappeti dentro e fuori/Carpets Inside and Outside", Lotus international 128, settembre/september 2006 [Reclaiming Terrain], pp. 111-117
"Petra Blaisse, Inside-Outside. Breaking Boundaries. Seattle, 2000-05", Lotus international 128, settembre/september 2006 [Reclaiming Terrain], pp. 115-117 (111-117)
"Algoritmi genetici/Genetic Algorithm", Lotus international 127, giugno/june 2006 [Diagrams], pp. 52-65

"OMA. Seattle Central Library, Seattle, USA, 1999-2004", Lotus international 127, giugno/june 2006 [Diagrams], pp. 55-57 (52-65)
"II. Seattle Central Library", in AMO/Rem Koolhaas, Post-Occupancy, "Domus  d'autore" 1, Editoriale Domus, Milano aprile/april 2006
Domizia Mandolesi, "Nuova Biblioteca centrale di Seattle, USA/Seattle New Central Library, USA", L'industria delle costruzioni 387, gennaio-febbraio/january-february 2006 [Biblioteche e mediateche 2], pp. 40-49
Rita Capezzuto (ed.), Vittorio Pizzigoni, "Pelli strutturali?/Structural Skins?", Domus 878, febbraio/february 2005, pp. 46-47 (38-47)
"Origami della cultura/Cultural origami", L'architettura. Cronache e storia 592, febbraio/february 2005, "Selearchitettura/Archdigest" pp. 74-75
Raymund Ryan, "Rem Koolhaas in Seattle. Biblioteca Centrale/Central Library", The Plan 7, settembre/september 2004, "Letter from America" pp. 9-14
"Rem Koolhaas a Seattle", Casabella 724, luglio-agosto/july-august 2004, pp. 6-23

Francesco Dal Co, "Le mosche cocchiere", Casabella 724, luglio-agosto/july-august 2004, pp. 6-8 (6-23)

Michele Reboli, "La nuova biblioteca di Seattle: fare e rifare la città", Casabella 724, luglio-agosto/july-august 2004, pp. 9-10 (6-23)
Joseph Grima, Keyoko Ota (ed.), "Seattle Central Library. OMA", Domus 871, giugno/june 2004, pp. 16-39, cover

Matthew Stadler, "Il bastione/The Shaft", Domus 871, giugno/june 2004, pp. 18-27 (16-39)

"Forma, funzione e metamorfosi della bibioteca/Form, function and the future of the Library", Domus 871, giugno/june 2004, pp. 18-27 (16-39)

Michael H. Sanchez, "Ricerca e ripensamenti/Research and Re-thinking", Domus 871, giugno/june 2004, pp. 38-39 (16-39)
Stefano Converso, "La tecnobiblioteca di Oma", Il giornale dell'architettura 12, novembre 2003, p. 34
Efisio Pitzalis, "Biblioteca pubblica. Seattle. OMA/Rem Koolhaas", Area 59, novembre-dicembre/november-december 2001 [Bigness], "Scenari del progetto/Project scenario" pp. 20-39
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CLIENT
 
 
The Seattle Public Library
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AMOUNT
 
 
$ 111.900.000 ($/m² 2.916)
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
sq.m. 38.300
Floors
11 levels
Capacity
Auditorium 275 seats
Parking 143 cars
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Arup
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
Inside/Outside - Petra Blaisse
Jones & Jones - Ilze Jones, Jim Brighton, Shaney Clemmons
Greenlee Nursery - John Greenlee
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STAFF
 
Project
OMA
Associate designers
LMN Architects
Project leader
OMA
Rem Koolhaas, Joshua Ramus
LMN Architects
John Nesholm
Associate architect
LMN Architects
Project architect
OMA
Mark von Hof-Zogrotzki, Natasha Sandmeier, Meghan Corwin, Bjarke Ingels, Carol Patterson
LMN Architects
Tim Pfeiffer, Steve Del Fraino, Mary Anne Smith, Dave Matthews, Vern Cooley, Pragnesh Parikh
Design team
OMA
Keely Colcleugh, Rachel Doherty, Sarah Gibson, Laura Gilmore, Anna Little, John McMorrough, Kate Orff, Beat Schenk, Saskia Simon, Anna Sutor, Chris van Duijn, Victori Willocks, Dan Wood
LMN Architects
Chris Baxter, Jim Brown, Wayne Flood, Thomas Gerard, Mette Greenshields, Cassandra Hryniw, Roy Kim, Ed Kranick, Ken Loddeke, Howard Liu, Damien McBride, Howard Meeks, Byron Rice, Kathy Stallings, Page Swanberg
Collaborators
OMA
Florence Clausel, Thomas Dubuisson, Erez Ella, Achim Gergen, Eveline Jürgens, Antt Lassila, Hannes Peer, João Ribeiro, Kristina Skoogh, Sybille Waeltli, Leonard Weil
Structural consultant
Arup
Cecil Balmond, Atila Zekioglu, Anders Carlson, Chris Carroll
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Jon Magnusson, Jay Taylor, Derek Beaman, Hans Blomgren, Nathalie Boeholt
Drew Gangnes, Darin Stephens
Art intervention
Ann Hamilton, Gary Hill, Tony Oursier
Interior design
OMA - LMN
Inside/Outside - Petra Blaisse
Maarten van Severen
Graphic design
Bruce Mau Design
Facades consultant
Dewhurst MacFarlane & Partners
Lighting engineer
Kugler Tillotson Associates
 
 
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