Former Warsaw University Library - Warsaw (POL)
Former Warsaw University Library - Warsaw (POL)
Former Warsaw University Library - Warsaw (POL)

Former Warsaw University Library - Warsaw (POL)

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    Warsaw University Library , Poland
  • Warsaw University Library , Poland

    Warsaw University Library , Poland
  • Warsaw University Library , Poland

    Warsaw University Library , Poland

Former Warsaw University Library - Warsaw (POL)

The former building of the library was erected according to the design prepared by architects Stefan Szyller and Antoni Jabłoński-Jasieńczyk in 1888.
The renovated building combines tradition and modernity. The damaged pilasters, friezes and forged grates in the former reading room were reconstructed. Great care was taken to renovate and reconstruct the patterned floors made of eight wood species. The building also houses lecture rooms and a hall for almost 400 people. The interiors are in the colours of light wood, white and steel. The former storage room has retained an extraordinary engineering work from the cusp of the 19th and 20th centuries - fragments of steel structures of the library storage room.

DORMA's contribution to the project

The building of the library is accessible to the public and the gardens of the library are a tourist attraction of Warsaw. The design exploits DORMA RST sliding-swing double door. Fire and aluminium doors have TS 92 track door closers fitted on the inside and provided with the easy open function which reduces significantly the force required to open the door.