Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Door systemsJansen
Ceramic design elements; rear-ventilated tile facade system with rain screen claddingMoeding
BAGUETTES
Glass and partition wallGlas Marte GmbH
Wood-aluminum windowsBöhler Fenster
Interior wood design and furniture craftmanshipLenz Nenning
FurnitureReiter

Product Spec Sheet
Ceramic design elements; rear-ventilated tile facade system with rain screen cladding
BAGUETTES by Moeding
Glass and partition wall
Wood-aluminum windows
Interior wood design and furniture craftmanship
Furniture
by Reiter

Public Library Dornbirn

Dietrich | Untertrifaller as Architects

The library of the town of Dornbirn was designed as an inter-generational sharing, meeting and learning space. It promotes reading and the practice of languages, the exploration of computerized research methods and new forms of communication.

The joint project of the architectural offices Dietrich | Untertrifaller and Christian Schmoelz succeeded against 18 competitors and won the international architectural competition in early 2016. 

photo_credit Albrecht I. Schnabel
Albrecht I. Schnabel

The ovoid shaped pavilion was established autonomously and seems to have been placed in the park from above. It stands out expressively among the rectangular shapes of the surrounding buildings. The external path crosses the building, which then becomes a public space. 

A lattice of prefabricated ceramic elements is mounted on a steel frame at a distance of 70 cm from the glazed facade. The ornaments are inspired by books arranged on shelves. At night, the light filtered by these moucharabys offers an open image of the park and the city.

photo_credit Aldo Amoretti
Aldo Amoretti

Behind this fixed shading system, which also saves energy costs, there is a ring of room-high wood-aluminium windows with triple glazing and additional ventilation sashes in working areas.

New media, the increasing digitalisation of our everyday lives and the associated change in our entire reading and communication culture have led to a situation where a library is now a kind of public living room in which curious people with similar goals can come together, sometimes quietly delving into the subject matter, sometimes talking to each other.

photo_credit Albrecht I.Schnabel
Albrecht I.Schnabel

A total of 1,200 square metres, spread over three floors, offer sufficient space for up to 100,000 books and magazines, cosy corners for reading, listening to music and trying out games, as well as offices and meeting rooms. The large, flexibly usable assembly hall serves as a reading area or event hall for lectures, book presentations and film screenings, depending on requirements. 

photo_credit Aldo Amoretti
Aldo Amoretti

The municipal library creates room for new media, new and additional educational offers and numerous events, which are intended to teach children in particular more media competence. There are separate areas for the different age groups, but there are also retreats, for example the reading room, where you can also browse comfortably. In the gaming zone, children and young people can meet their friends and try out the latest electronic games.

photo_credit Aldo Amoretti
Aldo Amoretti
photo_credit Aldo Amoretti
Aldo Amoretti
photo_credit Albrecht I. Schnabel
Albrecht I. Schnabel

Material Used :
1. Glas Marte - Glass-and partition wall
2. Möding Keramikfassaden - Ceramic design elements; rear-ventilated tile facade system with rain screen cladding
3. Spiegel Fassadenbau - Ceramic facade system
4. Böhler Fenster - Wood-aluminum windows
5. Reiter Design GmbH - Furniture
6. Bickel - Interior wood construction – wooden panelling and doors
7. Lenz & Nenning Möbelhandwerk - Interior wood design and furniture craftmanship
8. Sägenvier Design Kommunikation - Signage
9. Spiegel Parkett - Parquet flooring
10. Raum & Textil Wohlgenannt - Sunshading; wiring and acoustic concept

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Attractive and safe: Fire doors with a view

Jansen as Door systems

The two entrance areas with glazed, double-leaf revolving doors are set back slightly to provide protection from the sun. Since they form part of the escape route, they were manufactured as heat-insulated fire doors using Jansen’s Janisol 2 steel profile system. The narrow profiles maximise the size of the glass section, making the doors as safe as they are inviting.

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