The National Library of Belarus is building entirely from diamonds - Here's How


General Information ℹ️


The diamond shape design combines functionality and modern design solutions, increasing open spaces and enhances the multifunctional uses of rooms.


The National Library of Belarus is the biggest library in the Republic of Belarus.


Its depository collections include about 10 million items of various media.


The height of the building is 73.6 metres (241.5 feet) and weight is 115 000 tones (not including books). The building has 23 floors.


Designed by architects Mihail Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko.


Location: Minsk.


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History 📑


In 1989 a USSR-wide contest was held to choose the best architectural design for the Library. The winners – architects Viktor Kramarenko and Mikhail Vinogradov – suggested the Belarusian diamond design that combines functionality and modern design solutions