In the beginning of the 1980s and after the death of Josip Broz Tito, ethnic tensions started to grow within Yugoslavia, which eventually led to a bloody breakup of the country. When the unifying powers of Tito-s regime ceased. Long suppressed and unresolved problems as well as the increasing abuse of power by authorities increased, accumulated and led to declarations of independence by Slovenia and Croatia , as well as Kosovo. The unfolding conflict in an already politically and economically struggling country also had severe effects on the educational system of Kosovo. Fearing a loss of control and power, authorities banned Albanians from attending educational institutions. This was the starting point of the implementation and creation of a parallel system of education. Dismissed teachers and professors started to teach illegally in basements and garages, making them a target for police persecution and structural violence. Eventually, this led to violent student demonstrations and mass protests in 1997 and the Kosovo war. After the military intervention by the Nato forces in 1999, Serbia withdrew its forces from Kosovo, ultimately leading to the declaration of independence of the Republic of Kosovo in 2008. The war however, left the country and its educational system in ruin and a long period of reconstruction and rebuilding started. The University of Pristina, located in the heart of the capital city, still suffers from the consequences of war and often struggles to meet the needs of the students. At the same time, the university is a silent witness and reminder of a time, where education was hard fought for. As a former student of the university of Pristina, I realized how important and valuable a library is for students and for people in general. Therefore, I had the deep desire to design a library, in which students cannot just follow their studies in a free an open minded environment but also pursue their own goals and dreams.