The library will have over 900 reading stations and about 500 underground parking spots and will have a gross floor space of 38 thousand square metres.
Bellini's project demonstrates that Italy is reinventing the library, in both architectural and functional terms, as a multi-purpose place built to high tech criteria, a space serving citizens and a building of great architectural value.
Laura Della Badia
Other projects by Mario Bellini:
Two Italian practices chosen to redesign the Tianjin waterfront
Natuzzi Americas Headquarter
Palazzo Pepoli, Bologna City Museum