Designed by American architect, Peter Eisenman, the building as well as construction caused somewhat of a controversy in the beginning. Now, all is well.
… 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.
To watch a clip from the inauguration please click the link: Vtelevision.es
Photos courtesy of noticias.terra.es