2011 – Tokyo Institute of Technology Library – Koichi Yasuda

Tokyo Tech Library was built at the basement under the Plaza and the Green Hill next to Kazuo Shinohara’s TIT Centennial Hall. The building contains 64.5 thousand volumes of open stack shelves. In order to create wide open spaces, it is set as an “underground library” which organizes most reading rooms and archives in the two basement floors. The learning an working space is floating in the air as a two storey “glass house”. Architect Koichi Yasuda created the image of an floating iceberg. The glass volume above ground with its transparent facade is supported by three V-shaped columns.

Name: Tokyo Institute of Technology Library│Type: Education│Architect: Koichi Yasuda│Completed: 2011