The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm A+U DESIGN, České Budějovice,
19 Project Architect Ing. arch. Dagmar Polcarová
20 Type of project new building
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project The main target was to build new, excellently equipped central library for all departments of the university. The most important goals were:
- more holdings in open stacks
- extension of book storage capacity
- more reader seats
- special computer laboratory for information literacy lectures
- extension of the opening hours
- self-service loans and returns
- reception area
- entrance with access control
- access for users with disabilities
- improving working conditions for staff
- exhibition area
- library café
c special features
22 Site Library is located just in the centre of the university campus, very close to the most of other university facilities (rectorate, faculty buildings, dormitories etc.)
23 Architecture The architectonic design of the building reflects its function and spiritual character. The main construction material is gray walls – traditional, centuries certified element. Facades of the buildings will carry gentle relief in the form of "backs of books" used symbolically in the front of the library. Both buildings will have glass communication halls in the opposite fronts. After the university assembly hall is built, all the three structures will be connected with a glass corridor.