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Fly-through: Library of Birmingham, by Mecanoo

[VIDEO + IMAGES] Birmingham City Council has revealed a fly-through and construction photography of Mecanoo £188 million central library for Birmingham

Francine Houben, of project architects Mecanoo, said: ‘The library’s interior rotunda spaces will form a rich sequence of experiences that reveal themselves one glimpse at a time. The video presentation will demonstrate this exciting journey of surprise and show you the home provided for Birmingham’s world class archives and heritage collections, and the state-of-the-art environment for study, reading and listening to music.’

Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: ‘Over a year into the construction process, we are at a hugely exciting point in the Library of Birmingham project. The building is progressing at a truly phenomenal rate and taking shape right before people’s eyes - whilst remaining on time and within budget.

‘With the flythrough people can get a real sense of how our world-class new Library will look and feel inside and out. We want to provide a “people’s palace” for people of all ages, offering the diverse communities across the city and beyond a library to truly be proud of. This flythrough further demonstrates our vision of transforming the city’s library and archives services, providing a culturally significant destination for the 21st century.’

The Library is also located close to The ICC, Symphony Hall, the historic Baskerville House, and the city’s civic quarter. Construction is on schedule, and the Library is set to open in 2013.

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