The Mediatheque is located close to four prestigious Odessa Universities. Unfortunately university Libraries cannot fully satisfy the needs of students in their self-education because of the outdated materials and technical base. Moreover, the library space itself does not meet modern requirements for the educational process.
Plottage: 23 140 ft2 (2 150 m2)
Building area: 16 350 ft2 (1 519 m2)
Green area: 3 229 ft2 (300 m2)
In the place of the Mediatheque at the moment there is an open platform of Car dealership (Current situation). On the north side there is a park. On the west, south, and east sides there are residential buildings with a small number of storeys.
The project envisages the construction of a new Mediatheque with the underground parking as well as measures for the improvement of the territory: the demolition of existing structures, the arrangement of playgrounds for recreation, a pedestrian zone and landscaped areas.
The main entrance to the vestibule area is from the side of the park (Front view).
First floor: A bookstore and a cafe sitting 117 (Cafeteria).
Second floor: A library sitting 138, an administrative part with a conference hall, and an office supplies and a copy center.
Third floor: A computer room sitting 48 and a terrace, classrooms, a snack-bar, and a multipurpose hall sitting 130 (Universal hall).
Fourth floor: Classrooms.
The project is executed taking into account the safety standards of seismicity up to 7 point on the Richter scale and the high soil subsidence.
The building has a cast-frame system, and consists of a grid of columns with sections 15.75×15.75 in. (40×40 cm) step 19.69×19.69 ft. (6×6 m).
The foundation of the Mediatheque is a strip one going around the whole perimeter for a monolithic wall. Inside, there is a pier foundation under columns connected by a strip. The roof is flat, solid, and partly greened.
Participation in the project:
- Creation of the project in view of the normative documents.
- Analysis of accessibility and user space, the environment and urban form.
- Creation of concepts and strategies.
- Calculation of constructive solutions and schedule of construction works.
- 3D visualization.