Puurs Public Library

Van de Walle, BossuytBelgium

The public library of Puurs is located in the town centre. The remodeled library building is part of an urban renovation plan. The architect used a lot of glass for the front of the building to increase the feeling of openness and transparentness. The result is a library with a human-environment relationship where light and space are the dominant elements. Accentuating the main white with trendy colors brings out the library’s bright design.

Authority and authority type

Puurs municipality (local government)

Title of library in local language

Bibliotheek Puurs

Year of completion



Hondsmarkt 2
2870 Puurs

Size of library: 

Category of library

Public Library

More info on the building


Awards and recommended reading

Puurs: symfonie in wit; Bibliotheekblad 4, 2011, p. 33

Furniture supplier

Schulz Benelux

Furniture supplier, extra

Rottiers, SV.

Overall Cost

€ 1.200.000
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