This Public Library In The Netherlands Won World Building of the Year 2019!

During the recently held World Architecture Festival this year, the LocHal Public Library of Tilburg, Netherlands has been recognised as the 'World Building of the Year 2019'. Awarded for its versatility, the festival was judged by a panel of 150 architects, designers and academics. Other finalists competing for this award category included Lindis Lodge, a Luxury Hotel in New Zealand; a Sports Centre in Barcelona, Spain; Philippines’ Mactan–Cebu International Airport’s new wooden arched Terminal building and a University Building in Tokyo, Japan.

Behind The Scenes

The structure of LocHal Public Library in 1932 was used as a locomotive hangar. Initially, the structure was intended to be demolished, but later it got transformed into a public space.

Current Utilisation of Hangar

Presently, the LocHal Public Library of Tilburg, Netherlands also shares its space and facilities with different co-working spaces and art organisations. In addition to this, the Library is also used to organise lectures and public events. The optimal utilisation of hangar and its multipurpose usage impressed the panel of judges at the World Architecture Festival 2019.

Other Winners

A few of the other winners hailing from different categories are- Japanese Colonial House in Taipei City, Taiwan for best interiors and Yangpu Riverside Public Space in Shanghai, China won the award for Landscape of the Year category.

Are you planning to travel to The Netherlands? Make sure you visit Tilburg to witness this architectural marvel!

This post was published by Ashutosh Chandra

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