The old train station in Luckenwalde, Germany, about an hour away from Berlin, has been converted into a public library. It is beautiful. Their website is even pretty nice. I can’t make any claims about how it functions as a library but it is sure easy on my eyes.
The furniture for Luckenwalde’s library was designed by Quinze & Milan who also created some of the furniture for Seattle Public Library. Also having their stuff in the Roosendaal, NL public library might make them the goto firm for high end library furniture.
The January 2009 issue of Wallpaper reports that a goal of the Luckenwalde project was to make the library a focal point for the town (much like the former train station was, I assume). The striking design certainly helps meet this goal and I’m interested to know if the services they provide are equally as notable. For more, see the links at de estación a biblioteca – public library in Luckenwalde.
Anyone reading this been there? I’d love to hear a report.