“Let us not forget that even one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world. Thank you so much,” Malala Yousafazai
These are the words by which Malala Yousafazai opened ‘The Library of Birmingham’ in September 2013.
‘The Library of Birmingham’ is Europe’s largest Library. The 10-storey building, clad in aluminium rings, was designed by Dutch architecture practice Mecanoo and officially opened on September 3. In an online vote, Architects’ Journal readers overwhelmingly selected the £188 million library in Centenary Square as their favourite building of 2013.