University of Aberdeen Library, United Kingdom
University of Aberdeen Library is designed as one large rectangular volume—a 10-storey building standing out in the Aberdeen skyscape. Visual lightness and airiness in combination with its proportionality, materials palette, and clean lines lend the building a timeless quality. A large organic opening that cuts through every floor creates continuous visual connections throughout the full height of the building. This atrium is the central hub of the building and stands in contrast to the orthogonal geometry of the exterior.