Gallery: Mecanoo’s TU Delft Library Crowned With a Massive Green Roof

 
Inside the cone, a series of smaller study rooms are crowed by another skylight.

While we have been overwhelmed by many mountainous green buildings over the past year, the Tu Delf library has been the go-to place since to climb a hill in Delft, Netherlands since 1997. Visitors can catch some sun on the inclined lawn during the warmer months, and when it snows the roof makes for the best sledding in town — after all, where else are you going to find a hill in the Netherlands? The green roof also provides the interior with a much reduced need for cooling and helps the Delft University of Technology campus control storm water runoff.

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