Public Library and Reading Park

Public Library and Reading Park

Architect
Martin Lejarraga Architecture Office
Location
Luis Manzanares Avenue, Torre Pacheco, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2007
Category
Libraries
David Frutos
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Air conditioningDis-Clima
Concrete StructureEstrella Del Sur
Electrical SystemsGrupo Pizarro
Lighting systemsLledó Group
CarpentryMart Pinatar
GARDENINGMundo Verde

Product Spec Sheet
Air conditioning
Concrete Structure
Electrical Systems
Lighting systems
Carpentry
GARDENING

Public Library and Reading Park

Martin Lejarraga Architecture Office as Architects

The project comes out of the creation of a new topography that indexes and qualifies this zone of expansion in Torre Pacheco, on a plot of public equipments; a urban, cultural and enjoyment alternative for the citizens.


The folded plans of the area characterize the performance, in which both equipments that occupy the plot, Library and Park, adapt their relative position, creating new spaces protected from reception, communication and stay. The public space contains and protects the building – “two faces of the same coin”-.


I believe that the real value of the projects relies in what we are not asked for; in this case, in completing the built program with an open air park, that takes advantage of the special conditions of the enviromental (mediterranean, very soft) and social (of exchange and multiethnic relation) climate of a prosperous and growing city such as this. And with it proposing new ways of approaching and staying in the public buildings and of appropriating of the public space.


The possible and desirable open relationship of compatibility, optimization of spaces and services, between the new building and the surronding ground, generates a wide disposition of different general areas of common use between both of them( library, public hall, meeting romos, etc..) and urbanized spaces (sports courts, greenhouses, gardens, playing areas, swings, etc …) that widen the real used and enjoyed space for the entire city.


The use program and its built asociated volumes is completed with an art gallery for exhibitions, with an independent Access, the inly space that heads over the general topography of the projected plot.


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