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The national library of Serbia

The National library of Serbia is situated on the Vracar Plateau. It represents a high functional and architectural achievement. It has the area of 23,339 m2 and can house over 3,000,000 books.

  • Employer: The Directorate for Construction of the City of Belgrade
  • Location: Belgrade
  • Total cost of project: N/A
  • Years of construction: 1970 - 1975
  • Category: Facilities In The Fields Of Culture, Education And Health Care
  • Status: Finished
  • Area: 23.339 m²
  • Contractor: 7. juli

Detail design:
Institute for Architecture and Town Planning of Serbia

Prof. Ivo Kurtovic

Prof. Ivo Kurtovic

Structure Designer:
Predrag Zrnic

Installation Designer:
Prof. Tufegdzic, BSc (civil eng.); Ivan Materni, BSc (arch.) and Milorad Urosevic, BSc (mech.)

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The library comprises a 500-seat reading room, several auditorium and exhibition halls, as well as modern equipment needed for maintenance and further accumulation of Serbia's book treasury.

The Reconstruction of the NLS Interior has been launched in 2007 and will end by 2010, covering the following segments: the main entrance hall for users with exhibition space, the stairway of the entrance hall for users, the toilets at the ground floor and on floor, coffee bar with the kitchen, atrium, main hall on the floor level (floor, ceilings, lighting, information desks for users), all reading rooms at floor level, official entrance at the level of higher ground floor, hall and stairs, the apartment for foreign guests-researchers at the level of lower ground floor, the complete lighting of the NLS and the balconies for users at the level of the main hall and floors.

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