A striking detached square-shaped building, the library towers over the nearby buildings as a new intellectual and cultural centre. The cube of the City Library takes up 60% of the plot. On the lower ground floors, the ground is almost completely built up. The building is surrounded by a level area of hard-wearing dark green lawn.
The façade consists of 9 x 9 panels of glass bricks in a frame of light grey exposed concrete.
The shell of the building is designed as a double façade consisting of a glass brick layer and an inner mullion/transom façade which acts as a thermal shell for the building. The area between the façades can be used as a promenade, and will be lit up at night with blue lighting.[FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE LIBRARY](http://www.librarybuildings.info/germany/stuttgarts-municipal-library)