The new library building of the Bibliotheca Hertziana will be officially opened tomorrow. The Max Planck Institute for Art History is located in the heritage-protected centre of Rome. So the conditions for the urgently needed construction work were very difficult and took more than ten years. The new library, designed by the Spanish architect Juan Navarro Baldeweg, surrounds an open interior courtyard and is flooded with light.
More about the new building at http://www.mpg.de/6801484/Bibliotheca-Hertziana-new-building.