Built on a floor space of 20 397 square metres and an area of 106 600 square metres, the complex stands on Ssuk Islet in the Taedong River that meanders through the heart of Pyongyang. The building consists of four stories above and one under the ground.
The complex in the shape of a large atomic structure symbolic of the world of science is a large, comprehensive e-library as well as a multi-functional diffusion centre of advanced science and technology and social education which are divided into indoor and outdoor exhibition grounds.
A model carrier rocket is installed at the central lounge. With this lounge as an axis the complex is divided into e-reading rooms, children’s dream hall, sci-tech development history hall, hi-tech exhibition hall, basic sciences hall, applied sciences hall and scientific inquiry hall. Workers, farmers, officials, students and children, to say nothing of scientists and technicians can operate and experience various kinds of scientific models.
The visitors can also relax themselves watching the sci-tech materials on the TV screen installed in the stairway hall.
Each floor has an information service section engaged in the service of copy, print and processing of images, designs and documents.
You can have free access to desirable data at any place of the complex using borrowed computers.
The complex houses 20 000 foreign and domestic books and magazines. The complex also has a section exclusively for disabled persons. A wide selection of e-books and multimedia conducive to their health recovery and educational and cultural lives are available. In addition, the section has proper facilities for a phonetic system and program and seats for keepers.
The sci-tech development history hall is furnished with comprehensive and systematized data of digitized domestic and foreign scientific and technological hits according to historical principles. The 4-D simulation cinema, cinema for science films and virtual science lab are of unique design. The complex has halls that are designed to hold exhibitions, festivals and fairs. The underground floor is comprised of intellectual goods exchange hall, shop, restaurant, bookstore and parking lot.
The complex is a solar, geothermal and energy-saving green building with a high-end sewage purification system.
Around the complex are an open-air study site, fountain park, a tower symbolic of science and technology which is in the shape of a pen point and an exhibition grounds and lecture yard. It also has a hostel with 500 beds which goes well with the surrounding environment to provide visitors with full convenience.
A growing number of people visit the complex--5 000 on a daily average and 10 000 at the maximum. The online lecture room in the complex enables the scientific research sector, educational institutions, industrial establishments and families across the country to receive convenient services in real time through the local network and share necessary scientific and technological data with each other.