M+N Architecture

Corniche library

Abu Dhabi (UAE)

Area: 3.800 sqm
Client: TCA Abu Dhabi (Tourism and Culture Authority)
Performed services: preliminary design
In collaboration with: Altorath Consulting Engineers
Status: ongoing

A library today must be viewed first and foremost as a public space,
as a social unit for the promotion of cultural policies.
The new Corniche library embodies this principle
through its design: the space is conceived
according to the most contemporary principles of
libraries design. The project is an open space where circulation is free
but where quiet and privacy is guaranteed.
Spaces that needs quiet are placed
inside cylindrical elements, which become
also chilling areas on the top.