The new Library in Birmingham, Europe's largest public library - opened in the first week September 2013. Complimenting the modern architecture is a room from the 19th Century that has been recreated inside to house one of the UK's most important Shakespeare collections.
Can cutting edge architecture inspire bookworms and playwrights alike? Either way, it's a stunning addtion to Birmingham archtiecture. See the BBC video for an sneak preview. As Architects in Birmingham, we'd like to hear your thoughts on the design, how nice you find it on the eye, and whether you'll be visiting.