KRION at the nerve centre of the Technical University of Munich (TUM): its library

KRION Solid Surface at the nerve centre of the Technical University of Munich (TUM): its library


It is difficult to explain the size of the library of one of the most important universities in Europe, the Technical University of Munich “Technische Universität München (TUM)”. In this case, the following figures are its best introduction: over 2 million printed and electronic articles, 400,000 book loans and over 10 million downloads of text, along with 1.83 million visitors each year make this library a vital support for students, scientists, researchers and teachers.

In one of the rooms of the library, we find the Solid Surface from PORCELANOSA Group, KRION, transformed into an access ramp for disabled people on each diametrically opposed side of the room, including L shaped benches incorporating power outlets, all created with KRION colour 0102 Clear Nature belonging to the NATURE series, containing a minimum of 20% recycled material. Completing the impressive design of the room is another bench made from KRION between both structures, giving the space a symmetrical layout, providing harmony and flexibility to this transitional area.

The project was designed and created by Staatlichen Bauamt München 2, one of the state construction companies whose work ranges from administrative buildings to the construction of laboratories, hospitals, research spaces, high schools, and university buildings with auditoriums, etc. TheKRION solid surface was transformed for the library by theSchreinerei Josef Lagler workshop.

Project: Universitätsbibliothek der Technischen Universität München

Planner: Staatlichen Bauamt München 2

Transformer: Schreinerei Josef Lagler

                    Schreinerei Josef Schneider

Images: Lope Matias