Selasa, 29 September 2009
National Library By BIG
Invited as one of five pre-selected architects, BIG was awarded the first prize in an open international design competition to design the national library of Kazakhstan.
The winning proposal was chosen as being both modern and rational and anchored in a classical vocabulary of traditional libraries. The circular organisation of the archive at its inner core combines the clarity of a linear organisation with the convenience of an infinite loop.
Bjarke Ingels (founding partner of BIG): 'The design of the National Library combines four universal archetypes across space and time into a new national symbol: the circle, the rotunda, the arch and the yurt are merged into the form of a Möbius strip - to create a new national monument appearing local and universal, contemporary and timeless, unique and archetypal at the same time.'