Extension of the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar
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Description
The Library is situated on the edge of the Ilmpark, a UNESCO world heritage site. The design of a new extension building and underground book storage facility required a very sensitive integration into this historic context. 
An abrupt balcony-like edge forms the transition to the park and allows views from the town towards the river. The imposition of the edge on the park is minimised through careful earth-modelling.
The Anna Amalia Library extension was awarded the Thuringian Architectural Prize in 2005 and the Thuringian Prize for the Promotion of Building Culture in 2006.
Extension of the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar

  • Project
    Extension of the Anna Amalia Library in Weimar
  • Client
    Klassik Stiftung Weimar
  • Architect
    ARGE Barz Rittmannsperger - Schmitz
  • Planning Period
    2001 - 2005
  • Construction Period
    2005 - 2007
  • Gross Landscape Construction Costs
    approx. 0,22 Mio.
  • Design Phases
    1 - 8
  • Federal State
    Thuringia
  • Country
    Germany