The Birmingham Library was built on Palazzos Centenary Square, Birmingham’s largest square. The library is made of glass and metal.
Dynamically placed in the center of the library, elevators and escalators form the link between the eight circular areas of the building. It also provides natural light and ventilation.
The roof-top room also features the Shakespeare Memorial Room, designed in 1882. This room is covered with the first Birmingham Library timber and can be seen from the square due to its location.
Sun shading and reflective materials on the facades prevent high sun rays in the afternoon and add natural light to the interiors.
The building provides complete recycling using groundwater for air conditioning.
Theater, gardens and the Library of Birmingham, which was completed with hundreds of thousands of books, opened its doors to visitors. The cost of the building in 2013 was announced as 188.8 million pounds.