The City Library – Light and books
When Anna-Lena is not working as an intern for urban design she discovers Stockholm and presents buildings that caught her eyes. After having scouted a housing project – 79 Park by BIG – and different parks in Stockholm, she now focusses on two libraries in Stockholm, that couldn’t be more different: the Royal Library and the city library.
On the next stop on my tour of the city, I visited two important buildings in Stockholm, both are libraries but differ in use as well as in appearance. The Royal Library is Sweden’s national library and contains all print productions published in Sweden and is also a government agency. The city library contains a diverse offer of different media for the public.
When you approach the buildings, the first thing that stands out is the outdoor space. Both libraries occupy an important position in the urban space, and are located directly next to a park. The Royal Library is located directly in the Humlegården; the city library close to Vasaparken.