The Mediateket building of Århus School of Architecture is a hybrid building combining concrete, glass and wood. The 3-storey library inside the building has been constructed using Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), making the construction fast, light and green.
Mediateket building has an interesting structure: Looking through the glass facade at the New School of Architecture from the outside, you see a 15 meters high wooden library.
“Wooden intermediate floors and beams can be seen from the outside and it’s standing on its own and holding the massive weight of the old bookshelves and books”, says constructing architect Jakob Lind Rasmussen from the architectural office Praksis.
“The library is like a 3-storey piece of furniture itself, containing more bookshelves.”