National Technical Library
The project of the building that no one calls anything other than NTK (National Technical Library) was created as part of an anonymous architectural competition in 2000. The winning design came from a young architectural studio, featuring a floor plan in the shape of a rounded square and a glass envelope. The double facade utilizes a total of 4,500 triangular glass panels, giving it a sense of infinity. The ground floor is designed as a public space with four entrances, allowing for seamless movement throughout the building without a main entrance. The actual library, with its concrete interior atrium, starts from the second floor. The overall impression of the interior is significantly influenced by the graphics of Petr Babák, who approached the building as a textbook and complemented it with various technical information, including a rainbow floor indicating load capacity. Another significant layer is the satirical drawings of Dan Perjovschi, in which one can always find new meanings.