National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague announced today the winner of International Architecture Competition for the new building of the National Library which now seats mainly in Prague’s Clementinum.
The winner of the competition is world famous architect Jan Kaplicky, who comes from the Czech Republic but lives in England. His design, according to the jury, best meets the reguirements for one of the most modern library in the world. The winning design together with other projects will be displayed in Klementinum Gallery in Prague from 29th March to 31st May 2007.
The winner was chosen from 748 architects and architectural teams from all over the world. The jury consisted of many world-renown architects, such as Zaha Hadid who was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004.
The new building of the National Library will be finished in 2010 in Prague-Letna and open to the first readers in 2012. Read more about the winning project.