We love architecture! Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects never disappoint us, and this time we love the concept of having a railway station combined with Scandinavia’s biggest library, and a very unique design! We also love that it’s powered by the sun! It is one of the world’s most environment-friendly libraries!

And it is huge: We talk about a 30,000-square-metre library in Aarhus, Denmark, with a faceted metal-clad volume on top and a new train station underneath!

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects never disappoint us

So… What do you think about the design? Have a look at this new video:

We think that the design is really unique and interesting, although we may find some similarities to the Opera house in Oslo…

Schmidt Hammer Lassen, which won a competition to design the complex in 2009, conceived the building as a stack of different volumes – a “polygonal slice” on top, a glazed building in the middle and a podium at the base.

This creates space for the library and a local services centre, as well as a dedicated station for the new light railway and a car park with an automated parking system. We really love it!