The library pavilion in the Berggarten was built at the beginning of the 19th century by Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves at the beginning of his architectural work in Hanover . The building in the style of French classicism is now used for the administration of the Herrenhausen Gardens .
The building originally designed by Laves as a “garden master's apartment”, executed from 1817 to 1820, is an elongated, plastered solid structure with two-storey corner pavilions. The building emphasizes a slightly protruding, square middle section with an attached cylindrical upper floor, which ends with twelve symmetrically arranged arched windows under a flat dome.
With its dome in the center, the building is aligned with the central axis of the orangery and gallery building of the Great Garden and at the same time an eye-catcher in the line of sight to the northern end of Herrenhäuser Allee .
The building also presents itself as an architectural prelude to the Berggarten. The rotunda rises up as a belvedere and should at the same time be able to serve as protection from the weather for garden visitors.
In 2007 parts of the library were bought back for the city of Hanover.
- Harold Hammer-Schenk , Günther Kokkelink (eds.): Laves and Hannover. Lower Saxon architecture in the nineteenth century. Revised new edition. Edition Libri Artis Schäfer, Hanover 1989, ISBN 3-88746-236-X , pp. 181-183
- Helmut Knocke : Library Pavilion. In: Klaus Mlynek , Waldemar R. Röhrbein (eds.) U. a .: City Lexicon Hanover . From the beginning to the present. Schlütersche, Hannover 2009, ISBN 978-3-89993-662-9 , p. 66.
- Cord Meckseper : The library pavilion: a garden house by Laves. In: Marianne von König (Ed.): Herrenhausen. The Royal Gardens in Hanover. Wallstein-Verlag, Göttingen 2006, ISBN 3-8353-0053-9 , pp. 211-214.
- Gerd Weiß , Marianne Zehnpfennig: Herrenhausen. In: Wolfgang Neß , Ilse Rüttgerodt-Riechmann, Gerd Weiß, Marianne Zehnpfennig: City of Hanover (= monument topography Federal Republic of Germany . Architectural monuments in Lower Saxony. Vol. 10, Part 1). Part 1. Vieweg et al., Braunschweig et al. 1983, ISBN 3-528-06203-7 , p. 207.
- Brief description at hannover.de
- Knocke: Library Pavilion. In: Mlynek et al. (Ed.): Stadtlexikon Hannover. 2009, p. 66.