Jean Nouvel’s learning resource centre in Cyprus

The learning resource centre — which contains a brand new library — has been conceived as an ‘earthwork’ whose form mimics the region’s undulating terrain.

jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center

Conceived as a hybrid between the natural and the man-made, Jean Nouvel clad the structure with layers of overlapping coloured fabric in green and blue tones.

jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center

The new building will house 1 million printed volumes, over 30,000 electronic journal titles, and 150 databases.

jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center

On the plateau of the hill, a cupola surrounded by a planted terrace covers the library’s main reading room.

jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center

The project will also provide approximately 900 study seats that will be equipped with modern technology.

jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center nicosia cyprus designboom
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center nicosia cyprus designboom
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center nicosia cyprus designboom
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center nicosia cyprus designboom
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center nicosia cyprus designboom
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center nicosia cyprus designboom
jean nouvel stelios ioannou learning resource center nicosia cyprus designboom

Pictures by Danica O. Kus.

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