The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm gzp architekten ag, Zentralstrasse 10, 6003 Luzern
19 Project Architect Pius Glanzmann, Dipl. Architekt FH/ MAS ETH
20 Type of project new building (Off-site storage facility.)
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project New building, off-site storage facility for five academic and cantonal libraries from German speaking Switzerland: Universitätsbibliothek Basel, Zentral- & Hochschulbibliothek Luzern (ZHB), Zentralbibliothek Solothurn, libraries of the Universität Zürich, Zentralbibliothek Zürich. All libraries free valuable space in their main central buildings by storing rarely used holdings off-site, space they can use e.g. for more user places.
c special features
22 Site The facility is situated 30 - 80 kilometres from all partner libraries. A courier serves partner libraries (and other libraries from the Information Network Switzerland) on a daily basis.
23 Architecture Square high bay storage facility (72 m x 20 m x 18 m) with integrated administration tract (72 m x 10 m x 18 m). Its massive concrete construction ensures passive climatisation, its façade is made of Corten steel. The oxygen reduction guarantees fire prevention and protection.