Steven Holl Architects has announced that new rippled-roof library at the center of a new campus has been approved by the Miracle for Africa Foundation. The 6,130 square-metre (66,000 sq. ft.) library is organized via a section that provides maximum reflected light to the interior with optimum solar PV collection on the roofs.
Natural light bouncing off curved prefabricated roof structures made of Ductile concrete form space like a 'field within a field'. The library is arranged as a free plan, including archives and meeting rooms encased in glass for humidity control. A central rain collecting pool demarks the main circulation desk and ripples through the roof geometry like a wave field in cloud-like light. Read More via WorldArchitecture.