Denton Corker Marshall

With 5 million items and visited by 20,000 people a day, the library is one of the largest in Asia. The library is designed as a series of abstracted stone tablets - ‘prasasti’ - rising from a circular grass-covered earth mound. Lower levels in the mound maintain a stable temperature and house library materials. At upper levels book stacks are arranged on the outer perimeter of the circular base while closer to the centre are reading rooms, and the composition opens up to dramatic views of the lake.

University of Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia