Antithesis to Toyo Ito Elements

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tama Art New library shows an antithesis to Toyo Ito Elements.

The first floor features a gallery space where students will be able to assimilate the latest information from every angle. The gallery will act as a space for various exciting events and exhibitions.
On the second floor, there is space for reading where the stacks and reading seats are in perfect harmony. With its underground storerooms, the library can hold 300,000 volumes.

In the imaginative design of the new library, the entire first floor slopes gently, and arches allow the contours of the exterior garden to extend into the interior to create an exhilaratingly open space.