KDK Educational, literary and cultural, civil not for profit Company, Leof. Syngrou 44, Athens Greece
The Meteora library project involved a major transformation and renovation of an existing municipal building for a modern public library providing easy access to the young population, the local community, visitors and tourists. As the local buildings and environment is poor a considerable effort was made to improve all the surrounding public spaces
Its equipment uses all computer and technological resources necessary for the functioning of a modern library. The building has handling system, where volumes with RFID tags are automatically identified, sorted, and routed to readers. Other public levels, including the so-called mixing chamber, the living room, and the kids’ space, all bring library users together regardless of the intention of their visit or course of study.
Colours and materials have been carefully selected to harmonize with the location, the site the building stands out from the surrounding gloom and becomes a lighthouse in the small city.
Activities like concerts, open-air cinema, etc. can stand in the garden and the Economou str. which has become pedestrian.