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Red sandstone from India

September 8, 2010 Katowice the City 0

A building facade of the Scientific Information Center and Academic Library (SICAL) become more and more colourful after a temporary break. A red sandstone which will form the elevation is manufactured and transported from India. A montage of the slabs was stopped for a few weeks as India had been struggling against a raging flood and a transport of the sandstone was delayed. Now, the construction works go back on its track.

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4004 windows

August 7, 2010 Katowice the City 0

Fit-out works of the Scientific Information Center and Academic Library are progressing and the building becomes more coloured. The SICAL is covered by scaffolds which enable workers to fit windows and to install heat insulation elements and elevation of slabs of a red Indian sandstone. According to designers from the HS99 architectural studio, there will be 4004 windows in the building facade, each 20 centimeters wide.

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SICAL topped out

June 9, 2010 Katowice the City 0

On 17th of August 2009 the construction site of the future seat of the Scientific Information Center and University Library was delivered to Mostostal Warszawa which is the prime contractor of the project. Last days, after 9 months of ground and construction works, a structure of the Center met its top. The six-storey building is 25,20 meters high. Additionally, it offers an underground floor for cars.