Omar Hayat Library
Chiniot, Pakistan
In plan, rooms are grouped around the central hall or courtyard which is roofed in glass. Stylistically, the building is a mixture of Mughal, colonial and traditional elements. The heavy mass of the walls and ceilings, the limited number of shaded openings on façade, timber balconies with lattice screens and the introvertive plan are all traditional responses to the hot climate.

Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Location
Chiniot, Pakistan
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Events
1990
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Omar Hayat Library
Umar Hayat Library
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Building Usages
library
educational