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BUILDING
 
 
Det Kongelige Bibliotek
The Royal Library (extension)
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DESIGNER
 
 
Schmidt Hammer Lassen
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MATERIALS
 
marble, stone, glass
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
Denmark [Danmark]
Region
Hovedstaden
Municipality
Copenhagen [København]
Town
Copenhagen [København]
Address
Søren Kierkegaards Plads, Copenhagen
 
 
Telephone
+45.33.47.47.47
Fax
+45.33.93.22.18
Website
E-mail
kb@kb.dk
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TYPOLOGY
 
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ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Art galleries and exhibition areas
Libraries and media libraries
Buildings for recreational activities
Auditoriums and music centres
Additional
ARCHITECTURE
Commercial buildings
Bars, cafeterias
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1993 - 1995     project winner of competition
Realisation
1995 - 1999
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AWARDS
 
2003
Du Pont Benedictus Award
2001
Nykredits Arkitekturpris
2000
Københavns Kommunes Arkitekturpris
1999
The Timber Industry Information Council Award
Ground-breaking use of wood
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Philip Jodidio, Architecture Now!, Taschen, Köln 2001, pp. 303-311
Remo Dorigati, "Il diamante nero/The Royal Library in Copenhagen", L'Arca 142, novembre/november 1999 [Musei/Museums], pp. 56-61
Soren Larson, "Copenhagen mines a 'Black Diamond' on prime location. Schmidt Hammer & Lassen", Architectural Record 10/1999, october 1999, p. 64
"On the waterfront", Blueprint 165, october 1999, p. 13
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CLIENT
 
 
Kulturministeriet
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AMOUNT
 
 
€ 49,000,000
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
floor area new building sq.m. ca. 21,000
conversion sq.m. ca. 7,000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Moe & Brødsgaard A/S
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STAFF
 
Engineering
Hansen & Hennenberg
Hostrup-Schultz & Sorensen
Acoustical consultant
Anders Chr. Gade
 
 
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