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Biblioteca Parque España

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GianCarlo Mazzanti
location Medellin
function library
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The Project is located on one of the hillsides that have been affected by the violence since the 80´s because of the drug traffic network that operates in the city of Medellin. It is part of the government’s social master plan program to give equal economic and social opportunities to the population. The program asked for a building with library, training room, administration room and auditorium on a unique volume. The proposal was to fragment the program in three groups: The library, the rooms, and the auditorium; then join them with a bottom platform that allows flexibility and autonomy, improving the people’s participation considering each volume operates independently. More than a building, it proposes the construction of an operative geography that belongs to the valley like a mechanism of organization of the program and the zone, showing the unknown directions of the irregular mountain contours, not like a metaphor, but like an organization of the form in the place.

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Biblioteca Parque España
Calle 8, Santo Domino Savio s/n
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Completion 2007
Floor area/size 5500 m2
ArchitectGianCarlo Mazzanti
Project ID 3899
Latitude/Longitude 06°17'41N 75°32'39W
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