THE TOWER OF BOOKS
An 18 meter “tower” of books is the first thing visitors will see when they enter the new National Library, a temple of knowledge that inspires instant awe. Here too, transparency and light are key elements, carefully designed to make the most of the strong Attica sun, without allowing it to become too overpowering. Unlike most libraries, this one won’t be on “mute,” however, as a large area at the entrance will be dedicated to educational programs and activities, ringing with the sound of music and voices; sounds of life. The 22,000 square meter building will be home to more than 4,500 manuscripts from the 9th to the 19th centuries, as well as an extensive collection of significant historical documents.