Essay on Birmingham. Library Of Birmingham

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This article illustrates the Library of Birmingham which is one of the landmarks of Birmingham. The Library of Birmingham is called as a 'people 's palace ' by its architect Francine Houben. This report will be divided into 6 parts to explain how successful it is.

For the purposes of this paper we focus on how the library adapt to today 's daily life, not only design, but also features. In the last few years there has been a growing interest in searching the information on the Internet instead of going to the libraries. Therefore, why this library still so popular and useful is the reason why it is successful.

1. Background
The library was designed by the international company Mecanoo architecten. This library is located in The Centenary Square on Broad Street. (Library of Birmingham Website (2016) About the Library of Birmingham, Available at: http://www.libraryofbirming- The library was designed from 2008 to 2009, which was constructed between 2010 and 2013. It was opened on 3rd September 2013. (Mecanoo architecten (2013) Library of Birmingham Integrated With the Rep Theatre, UK)

The original Library of Birmingham has become the most visited public buildings in the city and the busiest public library in the country since 1974. The library has served the citizens for nearly 40 years. City Council thought it was outdated and decided to construct a whole new library, which has more functions and technologies. The aim was creating the…

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