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Córdoba Public Library

Córdoba Public Library

Córdoba

2007-2018

The Library is located in a privileged site, an urban park on the border of a wide avenue that covers the railway network. The limit between the inside and the outside of the building is regarded not as a frontier but as a connection with the park built up by means of a transparent façade that unfolds in height towards the park. The general plan of the building adapts to the historical layout of the XVII Century gardens and preserves the existing trees. A light metal roof structure plied with skylights introduces the views of the treetops in the lecture room with views towards the park. In the lower level the children´s area in the garden level and it integrates a X Century stone wall from the Caliphate Period. In the main façade facing the Avenue an aluminium grid unifies the image of the Library towards the city with a continuous and urban presence.

Ongoing | 1st prize in national competition | 7.225 m2
Av. América / Av. de los Mozárabes
Jardines de la Agricultura. Córdoba
Spain
Architects: Ángela García de Paredes. Ignacio G. Pedrosa
Client: Ministry of Culture
Management: Junta de Andalucía
Collaborators: Álvaro Rábano. Álvaro Oliver. Lucía Guadalajara. Clemens Eichner. Ángel Camacho. Ignacio Cordero. Roberto Lebrero
Consultants: GEASYT S.A. Mechanical Engineers. GOGAITE S.L. Structural Engineers
Technical control: Jesús Bozzo
Contractor: BANASA Construcción
Photographs: Fernando Alda

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