Architecture and Site Plan

The library is situated on the 5th floor of the Filmhaus at Potsdamer Platz. The library’s layout has been defined by the building’s uniform architectural and aesthetic concept, which is marked by an unusual transparency. The library is organized in an inner area (work areas for the staff) and outer area (user areas). Yet since the offices are glass cubes, they are visibly integrated into the user areas.


The entire library is organized in 4 sections:

  • Reference Books and Monographs (Sections 1 + 2)
  • Monographs and Special Locations (Section 2)
  • Festival catalogues (Section 2)
  • Cinema listings (Section 2)
  • DVDs (Section 1 + 2)
  • Periodicals (Sections 3 + 4)
  • Press Archive (Section 3)
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