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Seattle Central Library – Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Building: Seattle Central Library
Location: 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Design Architect: OMA
Associate Architect: LMN (Seattle)
Engineers: Arup, Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Awards: 2005 Honor Award for Outstanding Architecture, 2005 Outstanding Library Building Award, and 2005 Platinum Award for Innovation and Engineering
Completed 2004

AE Interests: natural lighting, five platforms and four planes placed in-between these make up the shape of the building, the “Books Spiral” is a giant spiralling bookcase containing all the libraries collection of literature. `

Joshua Prince-Ramus was partner-in-charge for OMA New York (firm has been renamed REX) for the Seattle Central Library.
REX features an interactive panorama-tour of the building here

ArchDaily article

Read more about this building
—-ea

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Written by lindseylohberg2009

September 1, 2009 at 12:02 am

Posted in Built

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