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Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)

Location: El Shatby, Alexandria, Egypt

Date: 1998

Architect: Snohetta/Hamza Consortium

Purpose: Library

More info: The New Library of Alexandria is dedicated to recapture the spirit of openness and scholarship of the original Bibliotheca Alexandrina. It is much more than a library. It contains: three Museums, a planetarium, seven academic research centers, nine permanent exhibitions, hosts many institutions and you can find many other things in there. This vast complex is  receiving more than 800,000 visitors a year.

Image credits: Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Image credits: GĂ©rard Ducher

Image credits: Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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2 Responses to “Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt)”

  1. Dj TNT Says:
    December 12th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    soooooooooooooooooooooo coooooooooooooooool

  2. moose Says:
    November 16th, 2009 at 7:54 am

    Very interesting architecture, although the idea of that much water near that many books kinda gives me the heebie jeebies!