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Design and Construction

Read the design vision, see artist's impressions of the building, construction information, facts and figures and find out how the building meets sustainability guidelines.

Library of Birmingham September 2012

Building the Library of Birmingham

A gallery of  images from April 2010 up to May 2013.
Dara O’Briain with the Carillion team

Construction Awards

The Library of Birmingham building project has been recognised for both its innovative design and for its positive social impact.
Poppies on roof of Library of Birmingham

The 'Green' Library of Birmingham

Birmingham City Council aims to cut carbon emissions by 60% before 2026 and the Library of Birmingham has an important role to play in achieving this.
Construction workers

About the construction team

Our construction partner for the Library of Birmingham is Carillion - a leading company with extensive construction capabilities.

About the Design Team

The design team is led by Mecanoo, a Netherlands-based architectural practice which has won many awards for their innovative work.
Library of Birmingham under construction

Student Resources

Download the Library of Birmingham Brochure and Facts and Figures documents from Mecanoo and the Engineering document from Buro Happold

Time Warp Video

Watch the Library of Birmingham being built in under 3 minutes !

Video Tour

See what the Library of Birmingham will look like inside with a computer-generated video tour created by Mecanoo Architecten.