Dalarna University Library by ADEPT

Dalarna University Library by ADEPT
[Falun] Sweden
metalocus, ÁNGEL BLANCO
Dalarna University Library by ADEPT. Photography © Wilhelm Rejnus & Linus Flodin
The new library Dalarna Media Library, a multi-functional design laid out as an approximately 3.000 m² “spiral of knowledge” that naturally integrates into the surrounding landscape at the Dalarna University Campus in Falun, Sweden. This new facility is now officially open to the public.

ADEPT has designed the library and the surrounding urban spaces as a dynamic meeting place with activities for students, staff and visitors to the Dalarna University.

Vice Chancellor Marita Hilliges described her pride in the new library using two recurring words in her speech to the large public that had gathered for the opening celebrations: "Finally" and "Wow". The Vice Chancellor opened the ceremony, which marks the end of the five-year-long process since the decision was taken to build a new library.

Description of the project by ADEPT.

Dalarna Media Library is organized as a ’spiral of knowledge’ identifying a new library culture that stages a wide spectre of experiences and inspiration. The natural terrain of the surrounding landscape is continued as a ramp that spirals up through the central atrium of the library - its heart - where all search of information and orientation take place.

The spiral of knowledge create...read more


ADEPT is based in Copenhagen (DK) and Guangzhou (CN) and performs architecture, planning and landscape design. The studio was founded in Denmark in 2006 by Anders Lonka (Architect MAA), read more