National Library

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National Library of Belarus

It was the 1st large-scale project with spider glazing system in the country. In the absence of Belarusian standards and technical support for this type of glazing on the republican level, our engineers conducted the unique analysis based on the EN and British standards, and created basis for the following similar construction projects in the country.


Since 2004, ITL Engineering team designed and passed all negotiations of Belarus National Library project. At that time, the whole team was integrated into the BIAL Group.


  • Year: 2004 - 2006
  • Location: Minsk, Belarus
  • Facade area: 20,000 sqm
  • Architect: I. Vinogradov, V. Kramarenko


A very complex three-dimensional structure of the building (rombokubooktaedr) and the requirements of the architects (of the ideal form), as well as responsibility for object - as a symbol of the country, coupled with the reduction of standard construction period almost in half - created an additional burden on all participants of the construction process. Significant excessive deviations of the concrete body geometric shape also added to the difficulty of our task.

For this, the unique measurements of the building were carried out by our team, with the creation of our own network of reference points and transfer of additional points on all 26 planes of depository. It was an unprecedented work in our country in terms of scale, accuracy and speed.

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Library 800x500 3D

To perform the glass installation task of volumetric figure, situated in three planes, non-installation measurements "in place", and given that the revision of the size of the glasses is not possible, our engineers has created a three-dimensional model of the building, through which solved the problem of binding to a real concrete base, installation of support metal structures and hanging glass elements.