More park projects
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa
More library projects
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa
More projects in Warsaw
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa
More from pkrajewski_pl
© mimoa© mimoa© mimoa

University of Warsaw Library

9 ratings
log in to rate!
Badowski Budzynski Kowalewski Architekci, Irena Bajerska
 
location Warsaw
function library, park
contributed by pkrajewski_pl

Once you have seen this green building, it is impossible to mistake it for another. Green fa├žades with monumental tablets illustrate mathematical formulas, sheet music and quotes from selected books in various alphabets. The more than one hectare garden roof abounds in greenery. Characteristic trellises for vines and creepers cover the external walls and interior of the main passage. The entrance is crowned with an open book with the dictum HINC OMNIA (all from here) and tremendous columns with statues of philosophers. The library consists of the front (crescent) and main buildings. A glass-covered passage links both buildings, which are incorporated into a unique landscape - the space between the bank of the Vistula river and Warsaw's embankment. There is no other building in Poland containing so many direct and indirect references to the worlds of culture and nature (text from Architectura-Murator Magazine 5/2006).

RSS
(1)
Comments
Arti-Fact says:
Street view of this building
Amsterdam, Netherlands 22-Jan-14
ADD COMMENT
We prefer you log in when posting a comment.
No MIMOA account? Register here!
Name:
You can ad links, video's and even use some HTML!
SUBMIT
show all projects
full size map
Facts
University of Warsaw Library
Address
Dobra 56 - 66
Poland
http://www.buw.uw.edu.pl/en/
Found incorrect or incomplete information?
Let us know! Have better images?
Email them to us
ADD NEW PROJECT