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Karl-Franzens University Library // György Palkó architectural photographer

Graz, Austria

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Located in the heart of the campus, the library has a new auditorium which accommodates 430 students. It includes 650 reading and working places for students and a study, examination rooms, administrative and, storage areas. At the moment, the library holds a collection of over 4 million information carriers.The design fulfills the requirements of a 21st-century library.

© György Palkó architectural photographer

© György Palkó architectural photographer

© György Palkó architectural photographer

© György Palkó architectural photographer

These functional areas’ were independently implemented and three-dimensionally combined, creating an ensemble of various structures, functions, spaces, and styles. The design creates a generous plaza which defines the main entrance and creates the necessary free space. By removing the structure of the 70’s building, the original facade is revealed, showing a clear distinction between the old and new.The reading areas are in the floating structure, which extends over the roof of the building.

© György Palkó architectural photographer

© György Palkó architectural photographer

© György Palkó architectural photographer

© György Palkó architectural photographer

A foyer between the main building and the library forms a free-flowing hub and central meeting point. The new auditorium is in the basement under the newly created square..

© György Palkó architectural photographer

© György Palkó architectural photographer

© György Palkó architectural photographer

© György Palkó architectural photographer

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