The internationally acclaimed Dutch architects, Mecanoo architecten, led by Francine Houben, have been selected to design the new £193-million (approx. €224 mln.) Library of Birmingham. The new 30,000-m² Library will be developed on a prime site on Centenary Square, and is scheduled to open in 2013, promising to be the largest library in Europe.
Library of the Technical University of Delft
Mecanoo, founded in 1984 by Francine Houben, is based in Delft in the Netherlands. The award-winning work of Mecanoo combines architecture, urban planning, and landscape design. Among their projects are: the La Llotja Theatre and Congress Centre, Lleida (2008), Business Innovation Centre FiftyTwoDegrees in Nijmegen (2007), Montevideo in Rotterdam (2005), the Library for the Technical University of Delft (1998) the Palace of Justice, C