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Under a single undulating roof, Mecanoo’s ship-like arts centre in Kaohsiung stows no fewer than five auditoriums. But it’s the space in-between them all that dips and swells into something magical

Published in News
Thursday, 17 July 2014 12:48

Stirling prize 2014: Nominees

The RIBA has announced the shortlist for the annual architecture awards. Here are the six buildings in the running

Published in GALLERY
Friday, 16 May 2014 14:57

Mecanoo’s Library of Birmingham

Ten storeys high, with gold cladding and neon elevators, Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham is a confident riposte to those who think this building type should go quietly. But does a library lose something when it starts to shout, asks Owen Pritchard?

Published in Features
Friday, 04 October 2013 10:00

Icon 125: Libraries

In this issue, we celebrate the library and the ways in which it has been rethought in the digital age. We visit Birmingham's new “super library” by Mecanoo and Snøhetta’s Hunt library in North Carolina. We look at the competition to design a new chair for the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, and our cover star is Matali Crasset, who brought books to the beach near Marseille this summer.

Published in NEWS
Monday, 20 August 2012 10:28

Texel Maritime Museum by Mecanoo

A Dutch maritime museum is given a new lease of life, from the shimmering light of the entrance to the basement’s murky depths

Published in News
Wednesday, 07 July 2010 16:08

La Llotja by Mecanoo

La Llotja is a theatre and conference centre in Lleida, Spain, by Dutch architecture practice Mecanoo.

Published in News