The National Library of Luxembourg has finally found itself a permanent home after several relocations during the 220 years of its existence. Architects BOLLES+WILSON designed an ultramodern and architecturally impressive building, which was constructed on the well-known Kirchberg plateau to the northeast of the capital of this Grand Duchy.

Both the exterior and interior of this structure are a visual delight. While the exterior features large, red-coloured exposed concrete elements, the open, geometric character of the building extends right across the three storeys of the interior. For the foyer and reading areas, durlum worked with interior outfitting company Apleona to incorporate an appropriate ceiling solution.

The angular design of the National Library is imbued with a dynamic visual tension that perfectly complements the straight lines of durlum’s POLYLAM vertical baffle ceiling. Powdercoated in white, this linear design ceiling blends superbly well into its modern and warmly inviting environment. These baffles, installed in different lengths, are also backed with fabric to substantially improve the interior acoustics.

Completed in October 2019, the National Library project in Luxembourg features durlum’s POLYLAM vertical baffle system incorporating 0.6mm thick galvanised sheet steel, lengths ranging from 1000mm to 3500mm, width 30mm, height 150mm, powdercoated in RAL 9010, perforated in L6, and backed with fabric (approx. 17,000 lm).