Scientific Center and Library Katowice - HS99
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The Katowice Library by HS99 is a university campus facility located in Katowice, Poland. Officially titled the ‘Katowice Scientific Information Center and Academic Library', this construction is intricate with red sandstone paneling. This visually striking complex was designed by architectural trio Dariusz Herman, Wojciech Subalski and Piotr Smierzewski. The building of the Library has been located at the intersection of two axes of the Silesian University campus. At the intersection, in front of the library, a central university square has been designed: the Forum. Here is the entrance to the new library. The height of the library building has been adapted to the average height of the buildings on the university campus. The elevation surpassing this height is directed towards the Forum and houses a closed library. A strongly introvert composition of the library floors attracts one’s attention to books, and introduces peace and harmony.