Event information

The Open Library – Financial and Human Aspects

Warsaw, April 12 – April 15, 2000; Pre-seminar tour: April 10 – April 11

Seminar theme:

The theme for the 2000 Seminar reflected the trend towards open planning in the design of library buildings, and the conference included a number of case studies of recent buildings as well as papers which explored the ways in which human interaction is facilitated by building design. The seminar also examined the financing of building projects, drawing on the experience of a number of institutions of different approaches to this key area.

Seminar venue:
The seminar venue was the new University Library of Warsaw at the banks of the river Vistula in the centre of Warsaw.

Among the speakers were W. Maciejewski, R. Rzesos, M. Budzynski, H. Hollender & E. Maciusko-Kobierska (Poland); A. MacDougall & P. Sheehan (Ireland); S.B.Larsen (Denmark); H. Salvesen, S. Nilsen (Norway); F. Berger, K. Kempf, L. Amlinski, H. Jouly, W. Schulz (Germany); G. Bulpitt, B. Cowan & I. Butchart (Great Britain); R. Dekeyser (Belgium); P. Pesch (The Netherlands); D. Skender (Croatia); V. Vohlidalova (Czech Republic); L. Lemos (Portugal); J. Puig y Batalla & D. Osuna Paez, A. Magre (Spain).

The contributions are published in LIBER Quarterly, 2000, No. 2

A documentation that presents 29 library building projects recently finished or just begun is available:

The Open Library – Financial and Human Aspects : Documentation of the new library buildings in Europe. Edited by Ewa Kobierska-Maciuszko for the LIBER Architecture Group Seminar, Warsaw 12-14 April 2000. Warsaw: The Warsaw University Library, 2000

Preview of documentation for a list of contents, title page, a sample entry (each entry contains the answers to the standardised questionnaire).

Questions? Please contact Sylvia van Peteghem, chair of LIBER’s Architecture Working Group.



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