University of Graz Library

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City, Country Graz, Austria
Year 2015–2019
Client BIG Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft
Architect Atelier Thomas Pucher
Services Structural Engineering
Facts GFA: 11,000 m² | Length: 20 m (Cantilever)

The extension and renovation of the listed library at Karl-Franzens University in Graz feature many new utility areas, such as a new auditorium and study rooms. On top of the historic building is a large floating reading hall made out of glass. The cantilevered construction allows a revelation of the original façade from 1895 underneath.

A multifunctional atrium between the library and the main building becomes a

new entrance as well as a key meeting point at the university.

Building Retrofit