No longer silent, fusty and reserved for solitary study, libraries are now bright and buzzing spaces where people can also engage with their local community and new technologies. And the seven winners of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2016 Library Building Awards are a perfect showcase of this. Comprised of new and renovated buildings from both small towns and major cities, the winners were chosen by a panel of industry professionals.
Biblioteca Nacional de Chaves
2012 Gale/LJ Library of the Year: San Diego County Library, Empowering the Public
Librería Lello e Irmão, Porto. Librería con historia y de las más bellas. La leyenda dice que inspiró a J.K. Rowling (y si no recuerdas el nombre busca por librería Harry Potter portugal ;))
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia—John and Maryanne Hennings Post Learning Commons at Drexel Library