The New Building
|18||Firm||P&B Partner Architekten|
|19||Project Architect||Hochbauamt des Kantons Zürich (Building office of the Zurich Canton)|
|20||Type of project||(Rebuilding of an historical industrial building)|
|b||aims of the new building|
|21||Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project||Close the five old small library locations in Winterthur.
Provide new services for the students and the scientists.
Extend the number of reader seats, workplaces and group rooms.
Create a learning landscape with an activity-based conception of more than 1700 square meters.
|22||Site||The new library is situated near by the Winterthur central station.
Currently the schools are in the distance from about 220 to about 800 meters to the library.
|23||Architecture||1. Rectangle plan of 100 x 16 m, complemented with a convex additional element of 100 x maximal 20 m, 20 m high.
2. Red Eternit (cement asbestos) shingles as historical built volumes today red shngles without cement asbestos of equal form, Curtainwall-construction.
4. Reduced energy costs standard
5. Disabled access
6. Listed building