Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham


A layered 3D elevation artwork portraying the Library of Birmingham designed by Mecanoo and opened in 2013. Birch plywood is used to represent iconic patterned cladding and show the stacked floor levels. This artwork was developed with the Library to sell as original art in their gift shop. It is now also available to buy here.

Comes mounted and framed in a black box frame

Material: Birch Plywood/mdf

Size: 39cm high x 31cm wide.

Edition size: 50

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The Library of Birmingham is a public library in Birmingham. It is situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, in between the Birmingham Rep and Baskerville House. Upon opening on 3 September 2013, it replaced Birmingham Central Library. The library, which is estimated to have cost £188.8 million is viewed by the Birmingham City Council as a flagship project for the city's redevelopment. It has been described as the largest public library in the United Kingdom, the largest public cultural space in Europe and the largest regional library in Europe. 2.4 million visitors came to the library in 2014 making it the 10th most popular visitor attraction in the UK.