|TASK||Concept and Schematic Structural Design, Development design, Working Drawings|
|ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN||King & Roselli Architetti|
|AREA / VOLUME||8.000 m3|
|CLIENT||Lateran Pontificial University, Vatican City|
|STRUCTURAL DESIGN TEAM||Andrea Imbrenda, Pierfrancesco Imbrenda, Antonio Sivilia, Raffaele Cervellera, Rosa Mangano, Antonio Bindi|
The building has an almost square plan with sides of 19m and a height of about 25m. It is divided into two parts: the first are the book stacks on a regular structure in reinforced concrete with 23 cm thick solid slabs and pillars; the second is the reading room that consists of sloping slabs supported on deep edge beams and 4 concrete filled steel columns.