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Library of Birmingham DP180932

Library of Birmingham DP180932


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Filename: DP180932.jpg

Size: 3911 x 2783 (8.6MB)

Date: 30th September 2013

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive.James O

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: Historic England Archive

Job Title: Staff Photographer

© Historic England Archive

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Library of Birmingham DP180932

Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands. General view of south and east elevations at twilight

Historic England is the public body that champions and protects England's historic places

Media ID 12990789

© Historic England Archive

Architecture Dusk Modern Night


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This breathtaking photograph captures the Library of Birmingham in all its modern architectural glory at twilight. Taken by James O. Davies for Historic England, the image showcases the south and east elevations of the building, located in Centenary Square on Broad Street in Birmingham, West Midlands. The Library of Birmingham, a symbol of the city's cultural renaissance, was completed in 2013 and designed by Dutch architect Mecanoo. The building's distinctive design, characterized by its sweeping curves and expansive glazing, is illuminated in the fading light of dusk. The reflection of the setting sun on the glass facade creates a stunning interplay of light and shadow, adding depth and dimension to the structure. The tranquil waters of the adjacent reflecting pool mirror the building's elegant curves, further emphasizing its sleek and contemporary design. The Library of Birmingham is more than just a building; it is a cultural hub and a community space. It houses over one million books, as well as archives, manuscripts, and rare collections. The building's innovative design includes a public rooftop terrace, offering visitors panoramic views of the city. This photograph encapsulates the essence of the Library of Birmingham, showcasing its modern architecture in a unique and captivating way. The image invites us to reflect on the importance of libraries as spaces for learning, discovery, and community engagement, while also highlighting the beauty and elegance of contemporary architectural design.

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