Saturday, 6 February 2016

Hanau library

Still spending a lot of time in Germany these days, for business. So my spare time is limited, and I can't sketch a lot.
This is a rare occasion where I made a short walk before dinner in Hanau (a bit south of Frankfurt). They have a nice new shopping mall, with a brand new library. One of the most beautiful I saw recently. Architect Schrammel (Augsburg).
The childrens part has these little birdnests, where children can sit quietly and read.
I talked with the nice librarian; she told me the library was inspired by the main library in Delft, which (and so the circle comes round again) is next to where I lived for almost five years during my studies (back in the 80s).


Michael Lukyniuk said...

Great idea for a library and nice sketch. As a suggestion, I would have included a figure next to the birdnest to give a sense of its size. But I still like what you've done.

Rene Fijten said...

You are right. Actually, when I had added the first layer of watercolour I realised the very same thing, a human figure was missing. But there was no time anymore (my colleagues were already waiting for me in the hotel a few streets away), and pasting a figure over the existing linework would have made the drawing messy. Well observed.