chapter  10
Academic library case studies
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University claims, no doubt referrin g to the green, blue and whi te striation of the glazing and irregular frame. Inside is another matter, with an atri um ('an architectural whirlwind' according to design cri tic Jonathan Glancey) created by an ascendi ng series of irreguLar gallery fLoors reachi ng to a top skylight which, looking down from above, appear like a set of galleries in a surrea list opera house, and somewhat vertiginous as well. If the effect is dizzyi ng, it is also spectacular and memo rable, with each floo r unique in its configuration, and, equa lly importa ntly, with sight-lines which ru n from one side to the other, with views to the North Sea to the east, and to the city to the west.