Hjoerring Public Library, Denmark

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Name of the Library: Hjoerring Public Library
Parent Organisation: Hjoerring Libraries

Street Address: Oestergade 30
Postal Address:  9800 Hjoerring , Denmark
Telephone :+4572334800
Web Address: http://www.hjbib.dk
Library email: bibliotekerne@hjoerring.dk

Type of Library:  Central/ Main Library   District Library  Headquarters  Joint use Medium size town library
Population served: The main library with branches: 68.000
Project Type New Building
Size (square metres): 5000 m2
Date of Completion: April 2008
Architect: Scmidt, Hammer & Lassen
Library fittings: BCI, now Lammhults Library Design.
Design and special equipment: Bosch & Fjord

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Description
Consider such things as  external and internal design and features, location, partnerships, environmental sustainability, innovation, accessibility, programs and services
Hjoerring Library has a vivid and organic design created by the Danish artist duo Bosch & Fjord. A read thread/band combines the different parts of the library and lead you to different experiences. Sometimes it is a shelf, a table, a seat or just decoration. The library is designed to encourage playfulness, learning, surprises and most of all a place to be.

The library is designed with inspiration from the ideas about libraries as The Third Places and The Great Good Places by Ray Oldenburg. Also the Danish architect Jan Gehl and his thoughts about city planning and making cities for people had a great impact.
Hjoerring Library is placed in a shopping mall and also have a cooperation with the mall in different ways. The library also includes a Tourist Service.

Please come and visit us – we love guests

Children's section
Children’s section

Awards, case studies, further information
http://www.hjbib.dk (In Danish, but see a lot of lovely photos and videos. Look for: Billedgalleri and Videogalleri.
http://slq.nu/?article=denmark-the-red-thread-new-central-library-in-hjorring
http://www.librarybuildings.info/denmark/hjorring-library-metropol

http://www.grlc.vic.gov.au/sites/default/files/pdfs/Board-Report-Attachment4-Sept-16-2013.pdf

 

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