Weiterstadt Medienschiff, Germany

Public libraries / Completed 2012

A media ship docks the city centre

The location is central, the character maritime and the size of the building reminds one of an Atlantic cruise ship. Weiterstadt’s new library is quite unique and difficult not to notice! The building’s architecture commands attention and the citizens of Weiterstadt also find public services and two cafés here.

One third of the library’s users are children. Neighborhood schools are frequent guests and the multiple educational media concepts are much appreciated.

With its 760 square metres the new library is significantly larger than the former library which only offered library users 120 square metres of space. The „upper deck“ rooftop Reading Garden encompasses an area of 310 square metres and offers an ideal location for public events.