University Library for UNED-Alzira
- by Alcolea + Tárrago
The project reinforces the original traces already in place, enhancing a dialogue between site, its history, and its future. The library is a delicate and silent building, which relates to the fabric of the historic buildings. It defines a conversation with the classic structures while providing a clear character and contemporary expression. The program is proficiently solved within a compact volume, stressing its multifunctional qualities, to address many of the changing requirements associated with contemporary libraries and cultural centers. It defines a fully flexible open space with deep skylights which protect from solar radiation while allowing to see the sky. There is a certain reinterpretation of classic elements, such as the portico or the bipartite composition, and brick is used extensively providing an expressive character to the intervention.
architect: Alcolea + Tárrago | collaborator: Fernando Iraburu | client: Unknown | status: Competition (2021) | clasification: 2 rang | location: Valencia, Spain (39.463757, -0.411281) | climate: Temperate, Mediterranean | materials: brick, concrete | environments: Industrial, Urban | visualizer: Jam Images | scale: 2.000 m2 medium | types: education, library | views: 1.277