Prague Library

Project 407 Prague Library, Prague (2005) - unrealized

An invitation was published in May 2006 for international competition for a new National Library in Prague. Jan Kaplicky and Future Systems won the competition having presented a 48 m tall building of organic shape with 8 levels. The library proposed an electronically controlled storage system. The top of the building had distinctive glazed ‘eye’ allowing the view from reading room directly to Prague’s Castle. The design considers a superstructure carrying the external skin which is clad by glass mosaic in a champagne colour.

Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library
Project 407 Prague Library