“The construction of the Library has dominated the political agenda of the Municipality of Varna over the last years, as the need for a new modern building to house the Library’s large collection and service has been a constant and increasing demand over the past decades”.
«We are talking about a contemporary building with advanced modern solutions, latest technology in the equipment, electronic register, multimedia, multifunctional training rooms, a shared workplace, children’s playground, and facilities for all ages. There will be places where, apart from reading books, will also serve as cultural centers for social encounters«, stated the chief architect in a press release for varna24.bg.
As chief architect points out: «We united around this project as it fits in the surrounding area, including the building of the Municipality of Varna”.
“The materials in the assignment are close to the surrounding environment, there are suspended structural facades and a double façade, known as the so-called double skin of the open space at all levels of the building, which through long ramps allows for events with a large number of people – exhibitions, performances, concerts, e.t.c», explained Victor Buzev.
Facts & Credits:
Project Name: Varna Public Library, Location: Varna – Bulgaria, Client: Varna Municipality & Varna Regional Library “Pencho Slaveykov”, Architecture & Interior: Architects for Urbanity, Competition phase: Irgen Salianji – Marina Kounavi – Katerina Petrocheilou – Karolina Szóstkiewicz – Liana Sofiadi, Design Development & Working Project phase / Project Architects: Irgen Salianji – Marina Kounavi / Design Team: Karolina Szóstkiewicz – Ferdjan Van Der Pijl – Venelin Dimitrov – Marco De Vincentiis – Maria Akrivou – Antonis Athanasiou – Harris Vamvakas, Local Architect: AM Project (arch. Alexander Minchev), Consultants: AEC Constructions (Dr. eng. Ilia Alashki) – Orhaniev & Partners Consult Ltd. (Borislav Orhaniev & Morena Angelova) – Inlab (Kiril Terziev) – Agni (Ivo Jankov & Iliana Saikova) – PROPRINT Ltd. (Velin Danov & Violeta Danova) – TECHNOINVEST Ltd.(Tatjana Koleva) – Engineer Nikolai Marinov – ATC (Audio Trading Company) Ltd. / (Georgi Hlebarov & Konstantin Kunov) – Denitsa Ruseva, Program / Area: Public Library / 28.500 m², Status: Building Permit / Construction Tender, Text Description: Architects for Urbanity, Renders & Diagrams: Architects for Urbanity