The Berkeley Library, Trinity College, Dublin

ABK Architects
Date Built
Fellow's Square, Trinity College
The Berkeley Library, named in honour of Bishop George Berkeley, occupies one end of Fellow's Square on the Trinity College campus.  The exterior of the building features shuttered poured concrete and a number of oriel windows with curved glass that allow natural light into the building.  The "BUILTDUBLIN" website describes the library's design, by Paul Koralek, as, "one of the most beautiful buildings in Dublin and it’s a node for campus activity, mediating much of the traffic between Fellows’ Square and College Park, as well as now providing the main entrance for the library complex." Adding that, "Koralek won an international competition for the project, which was held in 1960 and attracted 200 entries."

In the image above you can see the "Sfera con Sfera" (sphere within a sphere) sculpture by the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodora.