Goethe Institute Prague
GFA 400 m²
The library of the Goethe-Institute Prague is updated to modern standards, without loosing sight of the building’s history. The library is divided in three major areas: Reading room, language corner and exhibition area.
All high shelves in the reading room are relocated alongside the walls, the resulting space in the centre can now be used for different purposes. Flexible furniture can be reconfigured according to the current use, varying from “regular” reading and learning to smaller events. The language corner is interpreted as a separate cabinet with single workspaces to allow for concentrated studying. The library’s entrance area is remodelled into a welcoming lounge with a coffee corner, inviting to linger, meet and read. The exhibition space is located right next to the lounge. A steel “scaffold” provides a flexible solution for various different exhibition concepts.