New building for a library, archive and radio station
Architects: Sumo Arquitectes, Taller 9s
Client: Ajuntament d'Argentona
Status: Competition (2020)
Clasification: 1 prize
Location: Argentona, Spain
Coordinates: 41.555118, 2.400638
Climate: Mediterranean, Temperate
Materials: Glass, Concrete, Wood
Environment: Old town
Visualizer: Graph
Budget: 6.270.000 €
Scale: 4495 ㎡ Medium
Ratio: 1.394,88 €/㎡
Types: Cultural, Cultural center, Education, Library

The new building is inserted in an existing void in the heart of the old town, a sensitive place from an urban and heritage point of view. The building is structured according to the rhythm of the historical plot of ‘cases de cos’ and the volumetry adapts to the existing partitions and urban gaps, and generates a new urban axis, following the traces of an ancient mine, where the entries to the building are solved. A double-skinned façade is also modulated according to the pre-existing urban rhythm, and dialogues through ceramic material and earthy tones with the nearby buildings and with the neighboring ‘Puig i Cadafalch’ house. A new courtyard to the west becomes a bioclimatic garden that visually extends the library and provides it with natural ventilation and good lighting.

Team: Sumo Arquitectes (Jordi Pagès, Marc Camallonga, Pasqual Bendicho), Taller 9s (Oriol Cusidó, Irene Marzo) | Consultant: Arguijo, Joan Olona, MAFO | Post date: 08/09/2020 | Views: 1.947