CINiBA – Library of two camps
The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library ( The Polish
CINiBA ) lying on the Bankowa street in Katowice is a joint Library for
the two universities in Katowice : University of Economics and the
University of Silesia. It is the only instance in Poland.
Object is a hybrid library that allows such a collect and share all types of documents in parallel, regardless of the medium on which they are. In The Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library will eventually collected about 1.8 million volumes. In addition to the typical functions of an academic library currently performing the tasks of the university libraries of the University of Silesia and the University of Economics in Katowice, play the role of a place for exhibitions, cultural events, conferences and relaxation, available to all residents of the region.
March 24, 2003, was adjudicated the contest for the design of the building, kwho won the team of architects from Koszalin and Radom, which consists of: Dariusz Herman, Piotr Śmierzewski (co-authors) oraz Rafał Sobieraj, Wojciech Subalski, Dariusz Cyparski (fellow-workers).
Despite winning the competition, construction work did not start until six years later, August 7th 2009. The general contractor was the consortium Mostostal Warszawa and the value of the project is 79 453 600 PLN. The building was opened on the 12 October 2012.
The building is a single block with a capacity of 62 560 m3 consisting of two key components. Its total area is 13 260,49 m2 and usable area – 12 273,40 m2.
On the surface of the building in the shape of a rectangle measuring 63,75 m x 46,25 m is a single three-storey structure of the public area, includes:
• On the ground floor of the main hall, which adjoins the reading and rentals, conference room for about 90 people, Teaching room for about 30 people and accompanying rooms.
• The first and second floor open on one level collections of books which are also intended accommodation for readers under the supervision of librarians, the main reading rooms and specialized and rooms for librarians and administrative support.
Over that part of the building is located less block with a height of 14,3 m, Also on the plan of a rectangle measuring 48,75 m x 16,25 m, includes:
• On the third floor of the room for the employees of the accumulation and develop collections.
• The fourth and fifth floor of the warehouse closed for readers, including on the fourth floor room collections atypical, and on the fifth floor of protected collections.
Information taken from the site wikipedia,