Civic architects (lead architect), Braaksma & Roos Architectenbureau, Inside Outside / Petra Blaisse, LocHal Public Library, Tilburg, Netherlands
WINNER: COMPLETED BUILDINGS - CULTURE
Notes from the judges on the winning project
"A strong, sustainable approach to convert a former industrial facility into a civic building. It takes on the potential of the big void and turns it into the marvellous, heroic central space of the library. The fine details and the use of textiles create the necessary intimacy for the human scale, while putting in value of the old steel structure."