The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm A.D.N.S. PRODUCTION s.r.o. / City Work s.r.o.
19 Project Architect Juraj Sonlajtner, Jakub Obůrka (conversion); Jiří Voženílek (original project, 1947)
20 Type of project renovation (conversion of old industrial building - former factory; space for closed stacks - new part of building)
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project more space; more holdings in open stacks; more readers´ places including group study, individual study rooms and places with computers; extension of the opening hours to the public; self-service possibility; concentration of the whole library stock under one roof – no detached stores; better facilities for public (library café, sanitary facilities atc.)
c special features
22 Site The building is part of the former Bata shoe company factory premises whose eastern part becomes a new vivid urban area (bus and railway station, main post office etc.).
23 Architecture The building was built in 1947 as one of the two twin buildings. Both “twins” are fully renovated and converted, in the first of them (building no. 14) resides museum (Museum of Southeastern Moravia in Zlin) and gallery (Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlin), in the second (building no. 15) resides library. Buildings are linked together by a newly built one-floor height walkable space called platform which houses library closed stacks. Building has a rectangular platform, reinforced concrete skeleton, facade - a concrete frame plastered with roughcast with red brick lining and subtle steel windows. Size of the basic construction module of the skeleton is 6.15 × 6.15 m (20 × 20 ft) and platform of the building is formed to a modular grid (3 × 15 basic modules). Building is fully accessible for disabled.