The façade design of the university library was inspired by the architecture of earlier epochs, e.g. Italian medieval churches. The historical references make it one of Denmark's first historicist buildings. Among architects and engineers the library is in particular valued for the elegant cavity wall facades and iron structure. Moreover, the subtle qualities of the building in relation to the neighbouring University and the former Metropolitan School are praiseworthy architect work. The building is kept in red bricks with abundant use of moulded bricks for profiles and decorative elements. The interior decoration was made by Georg Hilker.
Last updated Wednesday, January 22, 2014