For the purpose of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2020, works were carried out on the reconstruction and conversion of the space of the National and University Library in Zagreb.
The National and University Library was built in the Nineties. Before the reconstruction, part of the space was used as the National and University Library, whereas one part housed the Land Registry, and the remaining space was executed as a construction shell (roh-bau). It took only 240 days to finalize the space of 5,000 m2, and to arrange it in harmony with the rest of the National and University Library. The focus was on the Convention Center as the central space for carrying out the activities of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The work was realized on several floors and it included the removal of various floor linings, lining walls and floors with granite, execution of glazed walls, electrical and mechanical installations, execution of drop ceilings, execution of staircases and necessary fences.
The majority of work was realized in the large hall: roof structure reinforcement, execution of the sprinkler installation, ventilation, electrical and heating and air-conditioning installation. Soundproofing was also realized in the hall; sound-absorbing panels covered with decorative wooden linings were placed on the wall, and the ceiling was completed with hanging sound-absorbing lamellae.
Lead designer: Academician Velimir Neidhardt
Reconstruction of the space of the National and university library, Zagreb