The new library is the center of the life ot Cottbus, very engaging from outsite, it has a very colourful inside.
"A white veil is printed on both sides of the building's glazed shell. Texts in different languages and alphabets have been superimposed in so many layers that they are no longer legible, but a pattern results whose origin in the world of written signs is unmistakable. The printed pattern breaks the reflection, eliminates the hardness of the glass and makes the body of the building homogeneous. Herzog & de Meuron, 2005."