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National Library of Belarus

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Viktor Kramarenko, Michael Vinogradov, Walter Industrie | GVA Lighting
location Minsk
function library
contributed by Kirsten_Hannema

Viktor Kramarenko and Michael Vinogradov designed the National Library of Belarus as a gigantic diamond - a symbol of the knowledge stored in the books within. During the day, the 23-storey glazed building reflects the light and glitters like a true diamond. To maintain this image at night the architects teamed up with Walter Industries to design a lighting system that is as spectacular as the building itself. The system, which is integrated with the fašade, consists of 4646 RGB colour-changing LED fixtures (custom-made), 1349 controllers, 54 splitters, a channel splitter, a converter and a computer that directs the light shows with the aid of custom-designed software. The result is visible from hundreds of metres away and ensures that the library is the new icon of Minsk 24 hours a day.

MI_MOA says:
Thanks Tatyana! We've changed the name of the Avenue.
Rotterdam, Netherlands 21-Jan-14
Tatyana says:
Dear authors, thank you for a brilliant article! Now Francisk Scorina Avenue is changed for Nezavisimosti Avenue.
Naomi says:
Thanks! Location is changed to the right spot.
Amsterdam, Netherlands 13-Dec-09
Naomi says:
Hi Olga, Can you tell me where the right spot is, so we can change the information?
Amsterdam, Netherlands 13-Dec-09
The place is shown completely not right on the map!!!!!!!!!!!
Minsk, Belarus 12-Dec-09
Daniela R says:
This library ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dolphin73 says:
this is the best library
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National Library of Belarus
Nezavisimosti Avenue
Project is public!
Opening hours Monday through friday: 10.00 - 21.00 Saturday & Sunday: 10.00 - 18.00
Completion 2006
Main designer, ArchitectViktor Kramarenko
ArchitectMichael Vinogradov
ArtistWalter Industrie | GVA Lighting
Client National library of Belarus
Project ID 869
Latitude/Longitude 53°55'53N 27°38'46E
Contributed by Kirsten_Hannema
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