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The extension of the Royal Library is one of the symbols of the city's renewal as it takes on architectural challenges. Designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, the Black Diamond was completed in 1999. It is the first of a series of large-scale cultural buildings built along Copenhagen's waterfront. It owes its nickname to its polished black granite cladding! There are two ways to get to its main entrance: arrive on the Nyhavn side, after the Knippel Bridge which goes towards Christianshavn - or on the Fredericksholms Kanal side by boat-bus. The new building is connected to the old one by a series of footbridges. Designed like an irregular box, it leans to one side and expands at its base! A technical feat for this imposing polygon cut in its middle by a vast atrium. The strong element remains the black of its colour, which changes according to the weather and the time of day. The ceiling of the passage between the old and the new library is signed by the artist Per Kirkeby.

The entrance hall is huge and contains a bookstore, a café, a restaurant, exhibition rooms and escalators leading to the reading rooms. The cultural program is very varied: photo exhibition, concert, debates of authors... The Black Diamond is home to a very rich collection: two and a half million books, tens of thousands of manuscripts, newspapers, portraits... It is the largest library in Scandinavia.

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Claire2121
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Visited in december 2019
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Impressionnante bibliothèque
Belle bibliothèque qui contraste avec l'ancienne qui est aussi très jolie. L’intérieur du diamant noir est encore plus impressionnant, montez jusqu'au dernier étage et profité d'une vue magnifique ! Café au rez-de-chaussée.
bzhexpat
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Visited in april 2017
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Un beau bâtiment design dont on profite aussi bien depuis les quais, depuis une promenade sur les canaux que bien entendu à l'intérieur.

Sobre, agréable, cela change de certains autres monuments de la ville
niniche37
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Visited in may 2017
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la nouvelle bibliothèque est d'une architecture hyper moderne avec sa splendide façade en granit noir ,contraste avec l'ancienne bibliothèque et reliées entre elles par un pont de verre
anneire
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Visited in february 2017
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Superbe joyau architectural à ne surtout pas manquer. En complet contraste avec l'ancienne bibliothèque de l'autre côté de la rue et entre lesquelles ils ont construit une passerelle en verre.

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