Philosophy of University Library design

Description of the University Library building composition and philosophy of design prepared by HS99 architecture team:
A strongly introvert composition of the library floors attracts one’s attention to books, and introduces peace and harmony. A partial isolation from the external world and its pulse is to exert an influence not only on its atmosphere but also on a different dimension of time flowing in the library. The façades, which are responsible for the communication of the building with the surroundings, are to help with this. In their form, they introduce in an abstractive manner the basic function of the library: book storing, and also introduce a thread of mystery inseparably connected with the book. The horizontal sections of the façades react to the decreasing in the upward direction heights of the storeys. Vertical joints between the stone plates create nests for the cavity windows. The stone used for the façades are sandstone plates, whose colour is composed with the context of the place and harmonizes with the red bricks on the existing buildings. Glazed cavities in the façade doze at night artificial light on the façade, and in daytime – allow the flow of the dispersed natural light into the interior of the library, thus creating an atmosphere of diversity.

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