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The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)

Location: Minsk, Belarus

Date: 2002- 2006(June 16)

Architects: M.K. Vinogrdov and V.V. Kramarenko

Purpose: Library

More info: In 1989 an international contest took place for the new national library building of Belarus. Architects M.K. Vinogrdov and V.V. Kramarenko and their project “Belarusian Diamond” won this contest, but it took 13 years till the project was fulfilled.

The new library is  72 metre (236 feet) tall and has 22 floors. The building also features a 500 seat conference hall. Main architectural component has the shape of a rhombicuboctahedron.

The National Library of Belarus, having informative resources of 8 million units on different kinds of media,  is the main informative and cultural center of the country. The library has 90 thousand users, annually serving 3.5 million documents. Every day the library is visited by more than 2.2 thousand people. Actually, the new modern building is just one of the six library buildings.

The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)

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The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)

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The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)

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The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)

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The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)

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3 Responses to “The National Library (Minsk, Belarus)”

  1. Junior Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 1:11 am

    We called it “The Death Star” like from Star Wars :-)

  2. Vadim Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Minsk, Belarus - rulezZ =)
    welcome to our beautiful country ;)

  3. Elton Jesus do Amaral Says:
    August 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Congrats!
    I collect postcards and I´d like to get one of this amazing building.
    I got an e-mail showing the 50 amazin building in the world and I´ll try to get postcards of all.
    Thanks in advance,

    Elton Jesus do Amaral
    Rua Gavea, 58, Vila Ipanema
    35160-052 Ipatinga - MG
    Brazil

    Plante árvores.
    Plant trees.

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