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BOTY 2012: Katowice superlibrary wins

February 15, 2013 Katowice the City 0

The ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards (BOTY) were decided on 14th of February. The Scientific Information Center and Academic Library was named the Best Building of the Year in the museums and libraries category.

After 70 000 votes from readers, ArchDaily announced the winners in fourteen categories. From close to 3 000 projects, the jury pronounced finalists in each category. In the final round, the Katowice building (designed by HS99)

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Super library opens in Katowice

October 14, 2012 Katowice the City 0

On Friday, rectors of the University of Silesia and the University of Economics in Katowice officially opened the Scientific Information Center and Academic Library (SICAL). The design prepared by HS99 and the applied solutions – including an RFID technology – make the building probably the most modern library in Poland.

“This project puts us on an equal footing with other scientific units of the globe” – Prof. Wiesław Banyś, rector of the University of Silesia, said during the opening ceremony.

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Equipment furnishes SICAL

April 24, 2012 Katowice the City 0

The Scientific Information Center and Academic Library (SICAL) is progressively preparing for the grand opening. The building commissioned in July last year, now is being provided with furnitures and waits for the first volumes of books to be shelved on the new stands.

The SICAL and all the equipment, including furnitures and computers, will be a home of hundred thousands of books, magazines, documents, databases, electronic texts, audiovisual materials and other multimedia.