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Enric Miralles Library

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Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT
location Palafolls
function library
contributed by li

The building was designed sinking one meter underground to assimilate the profile of the mountains which are on the horizon. The proposal opening look into a small park and fragment 'as cut sliced bread'. Thus, the remains of the fractured area are reaching out through lines that open the library to the park in a controlled manner. The great concern about how to interact with the outside world is perceived in the way the external wall, is represented more as a generator of ambiguous spaces than a simple border. The objective was to insert the library on the ground and fuse with it, is why it is buried a meter. Solid lines of vertical planes, which organize the space, taking a variety of levels, starting and ending at zero. The landscape is also fragmented by the walls. Oscillating motion is formed by land. The roof of the library is determined and repeats naturally. The façades almost disappear as such, and the undulating deck becomes the authentic urban façade.

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Enric Miralles Library
Parc de les Esplanes
Project is public!
Opening hours winter: mon-wed: 16.00 - 20.30 thu: 10.00 - 14.00 and 16.00 - 20.30 fri: 16.00 - 20.30 sat: 10.00 - 14.00 sun: closed summer: thu-fri: 16.00 - 21.00 sat-sun: closed
Completion 3- 2007
Floor area/size 714 m2
ArchitectEnric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT
Client Palafolls municipality
Project ID 6069
Latitude/Longitude 41°40'14N 02°45'10E
Contributed by li
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