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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The Spiraling Library – the national library extension in Hofburg, Austria by Prechteck

June 4th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Prechteck

Prechteck’s design for the extension of the national library of Austria located at the Hofburg in Vienna contains a number of cultural facilities including a 1200sqm underground core exhibition hall, a smaller 600sqm multifunctional hall, creative studios, a restaurant and shops.

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  • Architect: Prechteck
  • Name of Project: The Spiraling Library – the national library extension
  • Location: Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

The design is to be seen as an extension of the bordering park and takes off at its north-west end to cross over the fire / drop-off lane on +4.50m with a twist an arches back to the ground level to melt into the landscape.

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All of the mentioned facilities are housed in one seamless structure, creating at each point a different spatial experience towards the Hofburg and directs its visitors intuitively to the foyer and into its programs. for further informations go to

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