TRH Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias Visit the New Galician Library and Newspaper Archive

On January 10, 2011, TRH Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the inauguration of the Galician Library and Newspaper Archive in Galicia, Spain.

Designed by American architect, Peter Eisenman, the building as well as construction caused somewhat of a controversy in the beginning.  Now, all is well.

According to Design Build Network, the new Galician Library and Newspaper Archive will:

… form a depository for Galicia’s rich bibliographic and publication heritage. The library building will have six floors with a total height of 42m, different rooms for reading and researchers, and will also include a central book deposit with capacity for storing more than a million volumes.

There will also be exhibition areas for books of interest, an auditorium and seminar rooms for training. The newspaper archive will have more than 1,400m² for reading rooms and 1,200m² for storage areas. There will also be areas for reception and classification, and for microfilming and digitalizing.

This new library and archive building sounds and looks amazing.  A great place for nerdy researchers such as myself.  LOL.

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Source: and Design Build Network

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