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Biblioteca Sandro Penna

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Studio Italo Rota
location Perugia
function library
contributed by Mirko_Zardini

What generally turns people away from libraries is the 'character' of the buildings that contain these spaces, frequently evoking an idea of separation, of exclusivity and often a dusty and melancholic idea of literature. By contrast, Italo Rota's Perugian library, which takes the shape of a large disc, presents itself as a foreign object, though a gentle and delicate one: it is similar to the optimistic 1980s vision of the extra-terrestrial ET. Its form and use of colour, its transparency during the daytime, and the light it emits at night create a new landscape. The interior spaces are agreeably informal and relaxed. They are silent, thanks to the particular attention paid to sound-proofing; luminous, thanks to the skilful mixing of natural and artificial illumination and the use of a light-coloured flooring; and colourful, thanks to the pink glass, the sofas that populate the interior spaces and the furnishings in the children's section, all creating a special environment.

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Biblioteca Sandro Penna
Piazza Valentino Martinelli
Project is public!
Opening hours Mon - Sat: 9.00 - 13.00 and Mon - Fri: 14.30 - 19.00.
How to get there? Located in San Sisto, part of the Municipality of Perugia in Umbria.
Completion 2004
ArchitectStudio Italo Rota
Client Municipality of Perugia
Project ID 1291
Latitude/Longitude 43°05'06N 12°20'45E
Contributed by Mirko_Zardini
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