Tallinn University Academic Library Digitizing Center

Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Year: 2012-2013

Status: Completed

Size: 520 m²

Program: Digitizing center for library, office

Project team: Alver Architects (Andres Alver, Marten Kaevats, Tarmo Laht, Sven Koppel, Ulla Saar, Indrek Rünkla)


Reconstruction of the attic of the Tallinn University Academic Library into a center for digitizing print material is designed around a device that performs the scanning process. The building designed by Uno Tölpus and Paul Madalik in 1957-59 is equipped with a row of low windows for the attic that was initially unused. Converting it into a contemporary technical facility was a most natural step. The uppermost floor is also coupled with an access to the new roof-terrace.