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University Library

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Alvaro Siza Vieira
location Aveiro
function exposition space, library, university
contributed by Joao_Sousa

The library plays a central role in the organisation of the university campus situated on the edge of the city of Aveiro. A free-standing curving wall characterises the western façade and expresses the reinforced concrete structure of the building. This baffle admits reflected light while a continuous horizontal cut at the third level assures (for those seated) a visual connection across the sait marshes extending to the horizon. All electrical and air-conditioning services are integrated into the perimeter shelving system at each floor allowing the ceilings to be left uncluttered and spatially continuous with the vertical voids which traverse the interior spaces. This configuration also permits the spatial continuity of the double curvature of the ceiling at the top floor.

5 stars to this a bit too much!!
Porto, Portugal 07-May-09
Justyz elbo says:
I love Siza!!
buiptenidedge says:
I’d prefer reading in my native language, because my knowledge of your languange is no so well. But it was interesting!
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University Library
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Project is public!
Opening hours 09.00 - 19.45 hours
How to get there? From the train station at the city centre there are several buses going in the direction of the university campus.
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Completion 1994
ArchitectAlvaro Siza Vieira
Client Universidade de Aveiro
Project ID 1118
Latitude/Longitude 40°37'53N 08°39'36W
Contributed by Joao_Sousa
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