LocHal Library (C3 no.405)


Civic Architects

C3 no.405 / pp.114-131 (18 pages)


LocHal Library _ Civic Architects

Tilburg, The Netherlands, 2019

LocHal, a colossus of industrial heritage becomes a public library
Tilburg’s new public library, the LocHal, officially opened in January 2019 in the newly modernized station district. The former locomotive shed underwent an intensive redesign, with a distinctive railway theme. Much of the elegant industrial building has been conserved, and with the addition of robust new architecture and huge textile screens, it has been transformed into a place in which knowledge is not only ‘consumed’ but produced. […]