The structural work begins in January 2012.
The demolition works begin,
Harmful substances (asbestos and man-made mineral fibres) are safely disposed of and the entire interior, including the built-in technology, is dismantled, sorted by material and removed right down to the concrete frame.
Various safety measures are performed throughout the building works to protect staff and the books in the underground stacks, as well as to keep transport logistics running.
In September/October, the University Library (except for the underground stacks) is moved into the two temporary library buildings – University Library 1 (Stadthalle Freiburg, a former concert hall on Schwarzwaldstraße) and University Library 2 (the former Schluchseewerk AG building on Rempartstraße).