Thesaurus in Colors

National Technical Library, Prague

Architects: Roman Brychta, Adam Halíř, Ondřej Hofmeister, Petr Lešek – Projektil architekti
Text: Götz Eszter
Photos: National Technical Library, Prague

The idea of building a new technical library originated in the 1990’s. On behalf of the State Technical Library, the Czech Ministry of Education sponsored an architectural competition in 2000. Projektil’s design was awarded First Prize from among approximately 50 proposals. Then there was a pause until 2004. After the plans were finished in 2006, the developer Sekyra Group was awarded the construction contract in a PPP-like program. The building contractor was the partnership Metrostav + OHLŽS. Building construction started in 2006, was finished in January 2009 and the inauguration took place on September 9th, 2009.

Client: Oktatási, Ifjúsági és Sportminisztérium, Csehország
Architects: Roman Brychta, Adam Halíř, Ondřej Hofmeister, Petr Lešek – Projektil architekti s.r.o.
Interior design: R.Babák, O.Tobola – Hipposdesign
Graphic designer: P.Babák – Laboratoř
General contractor: Sdružení Metrostav a.s., OHL ŽS a.s.