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Kista Public Library, Sweden. Winner of the Public Library of the Year Award 2015.

Språk: EN

The choice of the winning Library is based on it’s clear content and conscious play and experimentation with space and technology. It’s a place where analogue meets digitalization. A great effort has created the library’s learning spaces which ranges from individual rooms to lecture theatres and performance spaces. Partnership with other agencies combined with the use of technology has made it possible to offer a wide range of activities in the various learning spaces.

The library has a rich program of digitization from the traditional to creative offering, and a very high involvement in interactive social media, broadcasting of events and maker culture with wide audience reach.

The Library has a significant position, placed where it is needed – in a multicultural society and among the people. Because it is placed in an existing structure it is at the same time a very sustainable project.

The interior is created by different conceptual ideas making creating spatial diversity and intensity, based on the particularly use of the space. The architecture is playful without being fixed to a specific age group and every element is designed to fit the human scale. The architectural solutions give extreme flexibility to the library, and new features will easily be integrated in the future.  

It is also of great value that the library has focus on hiring staff with a wide range of expertise and language skills, which among other thing is put in use when the staff offers service via personal tips incorporated into technology.

See photos from the the award ceremony here

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