arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: maranello library now complete
 
arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: maranello library now complete arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: maranello library now complete
nov 24, 2011

arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati: maranello library now complete

‘maranello library’ by arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati, maranello, italy
image © alessandra chemollo, courtesy of arata isozaki & andrea maffei associati

 

 

 

construction for the ‘maranello library’ by milan-based practice arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati is now complete and has just opened its doors to the public. divided into three volumes, the 1,175 square meter community center contains program for the book stacks, music and video library, multipurpose room and study spaces along with administrative offices and storage facilities. partially underground, the low-profile structure maintains the flat roof is below the three-sided site enclosure sealing its contemporary appearance from the historical character of the established urban context.

 

climbing plants will grow upon the cables lining either side of the perimeter wall creating green scenery for visitors within the reading room as well as passersby and neighboring residences. the void between the vegetated screen and curved glass facade is filled with a shallow pool which will mirror and visually extend the height of the plantings. the white resin floors, chairs, tables and shelves will brighten the interior by reflecting the ambient daylight deeper into the building.

 

see designboom’s initial coverage of the design and construction of this project here.


aerial view of climbing vegetation growing onto the site enclosure’s wire trellis
image © alessandra chemollo, courtesy of arata isozaki & andrea maffei associati


aerial view of the reflecting pool between the site boundary and curved perimeter glass
image © alessandra chemollo, courtesy of arata isozaki & andrea maffei associati


reading area
image © alessandra chemollo, courtesy of arata isozaki & andrea maffei associati


view from the stacks
image © alessandra chemollo, courtesy of arata isozaki & andrea maffei associati

  • looks wonderful

    aribaba says:
  • SANAA…

    T says:
  • very nice! Whose chairs are those please?

    hamamjian modern says:
  • The organic plan is very similar to the library for the BTU Cottbus, Germany. It is a beautiful building though.

    Kater says:
  • supernatural chair

    jin says:

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