The Library of Grosuplje

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The City Library of Grosuplje/Mestna knjžnica Grosuplje was opened to the public in February 2007. It had been planned as a regional centre for culture, information, education, and a social centre for the community. It wast to incorporate the old town house gifted to the town council for the purpose and a new modern building. Two architects collaborated on the challenging concept, Miloš Florjančič and Matej Blenkoš. who received the Plečnik Award for the new addition. The interiors design was the work of Kaja Lipuh Vehovar, Arnej Vehovar and Nena Gabrovec. The library space of 2,000 sq metres is visited daily by about 700 visitors, and possesses about 80,000 units. It is regularly visited by architects, many from Czech Republic and Germany. The Library is outstanding for open spaces, but also for availability of personal and intimate spots, offering a newspaper cafe, literary evenings and smaller galleries. Dutch organization Naple included it in their selection of the best and and most original libraries of Europe. Six Slovenian libraries were included.