University Library for UNED-Alzira
Architect: Alcolea + Tárrago
Client: UNED
Status: Competition (2021)
Clasification: 2 prize
Location: Valencia, Spain
Coordinates: 39.463757, -0.411281
Climate: Temperate, Mediterranean
Materials: Brick, Concrete
Environments: Industrial, Urban
Visualizer: Jam Images
Scale: 2.000 ㎡ Medium
Types: Education, Library

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.

Competition: University Library for UNED-Alzira | Collaborator: Fernando Iraburu | Post date: 23/11/2021 | Views: 2.695