PALAFOLLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
The area where the library is built Esplanes Park on the outskirts of Palafolls, a place with a strong value with naturalistic, south, the presence of agricultural land and river delta Tordela and, for west, a river park. The project idea is being able to blend the new intervention with the existing landscape and at the sometime to make this space independently and in close relationship with nature that surrounds him.
The library comprises about 700 square meters, divided into areas for adults, children, newspaper conference room, relaxation areas, storage spaces and services, according to a trend “labyrinthine”.
Through a non-linear succession of gardens and dividing walls, and outside the park creep inside the different areas are marked internal. The library is thus presented as one big classroom, in which natural light enters from many different denominations, in close contact with patios, with their low walls, while protecting the visitor, not impede the view of the environment.
Location: Palafolls, ES
My Role: Architect and Landscape Architect
Additional Credits: PALAFOLLS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1997 - 2007
Location: Palafolls, Spain
Client: Palafolls Townhall
Type of project: Direct commission, new construction
Architect: Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
Project Team: Elena Rocchi. Michael Eichorn, Niels Martin Larsen, Nicolai Lund Overgaard, Isabel Sambeth, Ana Maria Romero, Germán Rojas, Carlos Alberto Ruiz, Alfonso López, Marc de Rooij.
Project Director: Makoto Fukuda, Hirotaka Koizumi
Project Team: Guillame Faraut, Angel Gaspar Casado.
Project Director: Makoto Fukuda, Josep Ustrell
Architect in site: Josep Ustrell
Project Team: Catalina Montaña, Lorena Gálviz, Marco Orozco, Daniele Romanelli, Ornella Lazzari, Marco Darío Chirdel, Tomoko Sakamoto, Sania Belli, Koichi Tono, Markus Lechelt, Jan Maurits Locke, Juan Carlos Mejía del Valle, Adrien Versuere, Richard Breit, FlorenciaVetcher, Jad Salhab, Nils Becker, Ezequiel Cattaneo, Manuela Schubert, Marco Orozco, Josep Mias, Daniele Romanelli, Catalina Montaña, Ornella Lazzari. Natalia Leone.
Construction: Brigada Municipal, Gives, Melálicas Valls
Structures: STATIC, Gerardo González, Nilo Lletjós (IOC).
Installations: PGI, Instalaciones Arquitectónicas
Built Area: 714m²