Located in the centre of Murska Sobota, the new library building
was to hold several collections: literature, monographs, periodicals
and materials of regional importance, all with different levels
of accessibility. The project proposed a scheme with a public
vertical core, dividing the floor plan into private (staff
offices) and more public areas (access to books, reading places).
More guarded collections would be stored further from the
core on each floor and higher up from the entrance point.
The main volume is characterised by two elements: a glazed
northern facade provides ample natural light while southern
facade and the roof are enveloped in an "open book": a sheath
of metal panels, printed with various texts, protects the
volume like the covers protect the contents of a book.