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PUC-RS Library / Santini & Rocha Arquitetos

  • 01:00 - 23 February, 2013
  • Translated by Nico Saieh
PUC-RS Library / Santini & Rocha Arquitetos
PUC-RS Library / Santini & Rocha Arquitetos, © Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

© Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi © Marcelo Donadussi +9

  • Architects in Charge

    Henrique Rocha, Cícero Santini e Lucas Rocha
  • Project Area

    20748 sqm
  • Ano do projeto

  • Fotografias

  • Lighting

    Cristina Maluf
  • Structure Engineering

    Tecnolinea (concrete); França (steel)
  • Electrical & Hydraulic Engineering

  • Air Conditioner

    Júlio Curtis
  • Contractor

  • Site Area

    238.938,63 m²
  • More SpecsLess Specs

From the architect. Building 16 is located in the central region of the Campus next to buildings 05, 06, 15 and 20, and is intended to be used by the Central Library of PUCRS; it will have a total area of 20,004.00 m2. The work includes the reformation of the existing library measuring 8,831.30 m2 and expansion in the center of the building with 11,172.70m2, distributed in a 14-story tower.

© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

The ground floor contains the cultural and coexistence space (university memorial, exhibition area, study room and cafe), FIJO’s service, DELL’s laboratory, the technical processing of the library, volumes custody, control and historic collection.

The dynamic collection will be concentrated on the second floor with respective reading areas and study rooms.

© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

The newspaper room, multimedia and video/movie libraries will be located on the third floor, besides the respective reading areas and study rooms.

Floor Plans
Floor Plans

On the fourth floor, the support/data processing center, concentration point and switchboard of the building will be located, besides giving access to ice shelters and central thermal air conditioning.

The management center, direction, secretariat, coordination, etc.; of the library will be located on the fifth floor.

© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

Special collections, collections of rare works, with respective reading areas, in addition to study rooms for master’s and doctoral and undergraduate research will be located from the 6th. to the 13th. floors.

The fourteenth floor is for the hall of council of PUCRS.

© Marcelo Donadussi
© Marcelo Donadussi

And, finally, utilities, such as machine room and upper tanks will be located on the 15th. floor.

Cite: "PUC-RS Library / Santini & Rocha Arquitetos" [Biblioteca da PUC-RS / Santini & Rocha Arquitetos] 23 Feb 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Saieh, Nico) Accessed . <>
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Gianluca Perseu · April 03, 2013

Such a shame that this dull office got so much publicity.

Filipe · February 25, 2013

I just don´t get it. What was the point of posting this type of project here. Nothing special, not even in one perspective. That roof plan doesn´t fit at all. Actually, nothing does. Besides,is the building itself not quite really looked after or is it the way it was built? Anyway. It is bad. Just an average building... Doesn´t attract me as an example of brazilian architecture whatsoever.

Soup · February 25, 2013

pretty dull actually, hard to understand why this has been posted at all...


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