Viby Library and Culture House is a social hub for the entire city – the town's new living room. The cultural centre is a place for staying as well as a shortcut in the city. Here, the social zones, welcoming décor, and colour scheme play a central role.
Social spaces and openness between the different functions are important to user behavior. Through the interior design of Viby Library and Culture House, we want to stimulate and spark curiosity, so that the users of the house will want to visit the library or workshops, even though they only came in for a new passport in the citizen service.
The building’s colour scheme and choice of materials inscribe themselves in the existing and future architecture of the local area. At the same time, the building references the area’s history through the use of tiles, which refer to the cooperative dairy plant that used to be located on the site.
We have designed the characteristic large bookcase that winds along the distinctive staircase, which connects the ground floor and the first floor. The bookcases contain a wealth of functions such as workstations, seating and niches. We are also behind the cozy and well-visited café area with the beautiful counter of blue tiles, which we designed specifically for the culture centre.
- Roskilde Municipality
- 1400 m2
- Viby, Denmark
- Niels Nygaard