Daegu, South Corea

Public Library

The access is an Urban Square which opens on 2 sides to the surrounding public areas, the urban landscape and the road space.

The back and forth of the curved support structure creates niches as half-open and half-closed spaces. This favors a new use of the library as a social and cultural center. 4 niche areas expand the space. The niches are both protected open spaces and virtually enclosed outdoor areas.

The Square is covered by the Core of the library: the General Collection Room with Reading Room and Digital Data Corner on the 3rd floor, which forms the roof of the library like a Sky Lounge.
The Square is a Meeting Point, an Exhibition area, a Discussion Forum for various stakeholders, a Fleamarket for books etc., a Performance Area.