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General Information

a name and address
1 Type of library university [The Hochschulinformations- und Bibliotheksservice (HIBS) is the Libraryservice of the HAW Hamburg. There are five libraries belonging to the HIBS.]
2 Name of library / Name of mother institution Fachbibliothek Design Medien Information / Hochschulinformations- und Bibliotheksservice (HIBS), Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
3 Address Finkenau 35, 22081 Hamburg , Germany
4 Phone / Fax / Email 004940428753665
5 Name of the director of the library Holger Wendt
6 Contact person for enquiries Holger Wendt
b population served
7 Current readership, number of registered readers 14092 [This is the total number of users of the Hochschulinformations- und Bibliotheksservice (HIBS).]
8 Number of full time students 2849
9 Number of part time students
10 Number of staff in institution 124
c the old/original building(s)
11 Total floor area 300 sq. metres
12 Number of reader seats 10
13 Total capacity of shelving 30000 volumes
14 …in open access storage 30000 volumes
15 …in closed access stacks
16 Number of library staff 3
17 Opening hours to the public 35

The New Building

a architect(s)
18 Firm Gerber Architekten
19 Project Architect Brigitte Tamásy
20 Type of project
b aims of the new building
21 Short description of the main objectives and purposes of the project New building at the Mediencampus Finkenau. Serving the faculty Design Medien Information.
c special features
22 Site The library is located on the first floor of the new building at the Mediencampus Finkenau.
23 Architecture Polygonal ground plan, bricks, narrow windows.

Technical Information

24 Total gross floor area 938 sq. metres
divided into
25 Open access services 849 sq. metres
special rooms for (26-29)
26 Audiovisual
27 Computers 84 sq. metres
28 Special collections
29 Seminar room(s) 37 sq. metres
special activities (30-32)
30 Exhibition space
31 Lecture hall
32 Public refreshments 999 sq. metres
33 Administration and staff areas 89 sq. metres
34 Closed access stacks 35 sq. metres
35 Circulations areas (corridors, stairs, lifts), toilets, technical rooms, etc.
36 Further information One floor
37 Number of reader seats (total) 127
divided into
38 Audiovisual
39 Computers 22
40 Seminar room(s) 15
41 Regular 90
b total potential capacity of shelving
42 Books and periodicals (total) 50000 volumes
43 Open access stacks 56000 volumes
44 Closed access stacks 1000 volumes
45 Compact shelving
46 Audiovisual materials
47 Other
48 Number of staff required to operate the new library Das Gebäude wird nicht von der Bibliotek betrieben.
c mechanical features
49 Ventilation/Air Conditioning
50 Heating
51 Lighting
52 Acoustics
53 Lifts, elevators, escalators
54 Book transportation system
55 Theft detection
56 Building management system
57 Type of IT infrastructure
58 Other

Schedule Of The Building Process

59 Planning, preliminary brief
60 Architectural competition September 2008
61 Period of project
62 Opening of the construction work September 2013
63 Conclusion of the construction September 2013 - March 2015
64 Furnishing and moving the collections 2nd March 2015
65 Opening of the new building for public 16th March 2015

Costs (Including Taxes)

66 Site
67 Building
68 Furniture and equipment 290000 euro
69 Fees
70 Total
71 Operating costs
72 Funding (Type of commission and source of funding)

Publications & Awards

Plans & Photos

doctype: interior
caption: Chill Zone
copyright owner: Holger Wendt
doctype: exterior
caption: Northern Facade
copyright owner: Holger Wendt
doctype: exterior
caption: Building at night
copyright owner: Holger Wendt
doctype: interior
caption: Seats
copyright owner: Holger Wendt
doctype: interior
caption: Workingspace
copyright owner: Holger Wendt
doctype: interior
caption: Group Work Room
copyright owner: Holger Wendt
doctype: plan PDF document
caption: Plan of the Library
copyright owner: Gerber Architekten