The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm A_Projekt, Ruzomberok, a02 atelier, Dolny Kubin,,
19 Project Architect Ing. arch. Stanislav Sutvaj, Ing. Jan Potoma, Mgr. art. Matus Bistan
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 idea to build new University Library of the Catholic University resulted from a necessity to provide a modern library and information services for the teachers and students of the university. As well as a spacious library located on the seven floors, there will also be University Archives, rooms for lectures and galleries. The building will also contain rooms to organize cultural and social events, publishing, literary and artistic club activities, media activities, quiet study rooms, a section for valuable items and a coffee bar. There will be more available books in open stacks, special archives, more readers seats etc. The library will not only serve lecturers and students of the Catholic University, but will also be open to the wider public of Slovakia. We believe that the new library will become the real heart of the University.
c special features
22 Site The University Library is built in such a way to create a winged block scheme of existing objects and supports in the long term the idea of a homogenous complex of the Catholic University and it gives the potential for a final urbanisation of the complex in the future. The new library is designed as part of university campus. Library completes the structure of the original building (now buildings of the Faculty of Arts an Education, Auditorium) from architect Skorupa. Campus will be enlarged by a new dormitory, auditorium, chapel and other university facilities.
23 Architecture The proposed building consists of two parts - horizontal 4-storey part for the public and the 7-storey vertical section for library administration. The main structure is of concrete frame. The outer facade is composed of metallic and glass surfaces. The building has disabled access and also the library services will be adapted to disabled persons.