In the linguistic sphere of democracy.
BWM Designers & Architects designed the Parliamentary Library, as part of a new, publicly accessible area including a visitor centre inside the parliament building, as an active knowledge centre. At its heart are the historical book depots and the original Hansen shelving. The clear shelving structure defines the library’s functional character, while its atmosphere is characterised by wood. Now a fixed part of any tour of the parliament, the library offers a dynamic exhibition zone, where valuable items from its collection are on display. On top of that, there is a reading room, reading lounge, open-access section, separate work zones and a café to round off the experience.
Design for the Parliamentary Library as an active knowledge centre, as a part of opening up the historical library rooms to visitors
Republik Österreich, Parlamentsdirektion
Johann Moser, Rita Guggenberger, Elisabeth Albenberger, Michele Sabini, Greta Kenyeres
medienprojekt p2 GmbH
In coordination with
Austrian Federal Monuments Office (BDA), Department for Vienna
BUBELEICHHORN ZT GmbH