Yesterday I was invited – by Podnosh – to have a sneak preview tour around the Library of Birmingham prior its opening and the press embargo on photographs from the inside (lifted this morning.) If you’ve been reading the news this morning/late last night you’ll have seen the the Library of Birmingham has been featured on The Independent and Dezeen.
I really enjoyed walking around and seeing the new spaces. I especially liked the children’s library decorated with illustrations, the colour block book rotunda, and the rooftop terraces filled with fragrant flowers, which have already attracted lots of bees! There’s also a really good view of the Central Library from the new Library too…
Events start on Tuesday at the LoB as part of the four month long celebration Discovery Season, curated by Capsule. Have a flick through the programme for more information about the events. (I’ll be covering some of them on CiB.)
Here are a few of my photos from my explore below. If you’d like to see better photos then I’d recommend the Dezeen article, which includes the LoB designers’ Mecanoo’s concepts, thoughts and intentions for the building. Or you could head over for the opening on Tuesday and see it for yourself!
Thanks to the Library of Birmingham and Podnosh for letting me have a look around.