They are reading books

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    This is a shot taken at the rather new library Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum in Berlin.
    This shot was taken on a Sunday morning and to my surprise the library was rather busy. So whoever thought that Berlin students have only party in mind, they prove us wrong!

    Further info on this architecture:

    mimoa.eu/projects/Germany/Berlin/Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-...

    The Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum is the new central library of Humboldt University, located on famous old boulevard Unter den Linden, near Museum Island and Brandenburg Gate. It's the biggest freehand library in Germany and contains 2 million books, all of them publically accessible and not in closed depots. Berlin-based Swiss architect Max Dudler won the competition, in which 277 architects participated, with a typical 'Berlin style' rationalist building. Behind a strictly orthogonal façade, the visitor encounters the big reading hall, which refers to the terraces of the Hanging Gardens of Semiramis. The space is illuminated by natural roof light and contains green desks and lamps with stone covers for 250 people, all designed by the architect. The atmosphere of the hall breathes a similar spirit as the big library hall by Labrouste in Paris. Most of the 1250 workstations are located directly at the façade with tremendous views over the city.

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    1. hathaa 42 months ago | reply

      wonderfull image !!!!!

    2. fotomie2009 42 months ago | reply

      wow !

      Thanks for sharing!

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    3. 5348 Franco 42 months ago | reply

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    4. Moneycue 42 months ago | reply

      Nicely captured!

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    6. FlipMode79 40 months ago | reply

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    7. Steve012345 - thanks for over 400,000 views 37 months ago | reply

      Interesting architecture well caught
      Steve

    8. [Biagio] 34 months ago | reply

      foto e luogo spettacolare.

    9. neilsonparc 28 months ago | reply

      Hi Christian - I love this photo, and have added it to the Berlin page of my website www.neilsonparc.com I've attributed copyright of the photo to yourself, and have also linked the copyright credit back to this page. Please let me know if you would like me to remove the photo or change the link or copyright credit. THANKS
      Mark

    10. Iris_14 20 months ago | reply

      Outstanding!

    11. Christopher James Botham 15 months ago | reply

      Greetings; I am an admin from The World Architecture Map (WAM) Pool, and we'd love to have this photo added to the group!
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    12. msdonnalee 10 months ago | reply

      fabulous!!!


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