Rotterdam Central Library
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Architect Bakema and Weeber
Location Rotterdam, The Netherlands   map
Date public library   timeline
Building Type temperate
 Construction System urban
Style Modern
Notes Central space animated by crossing escalators.




Axonometric Drawing

Discussion Rotterdam Central Library Commentary

"...The building was designed and built by the architectural office of Van den Broek en Bakema, with Hans Boot as project architect.

"The commission was given to Van den Broek en Bakema after a closed contest between Jaap Bakema and Carel Weeber, which was won by Bakema. In 1977 the contest and its result gave way to a fierce architectural discussion."
— correspondence from Izak Salomons, 2002.1108.

Sources on Rotterdam Central Library

Godfrey Thompson. Planning and Design of Library Buildings. Third Edition. London: Butterworth Architecture, 1989. ISBN 0-408-50024-7. LC 88-39168. Z679.T53 1989. interior photo, f5.4, p51. axonometric drawing, f5.5, p52. — Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Rotterdam Central Library


Web Resources
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Bibliotheek RotterdamThe library's official web site (in Dutch)

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