dellekamp arquitectos: daegu gosan park library
dellekamp arquitectos: daegu gosan park library dellekamp arquitectos: daegu gosan park library
dec 04, 2012

dellekamp arquitectos: daegu gosan park library

mexico city-based dellekamp arquitectos created ‘daegu-gosan park library’ proposal for the urban center of daegu, south korea. a glass enclosure at ground level welcomes the park into the cultural hub, merging the library with community activities. the wooden plank facade harmonizes with the encompassing nature. the arrangement instills a collaborative learning environment with an ascending spiral circulation. lined with stacks, the promenade becomes a walk of shared and continuous knowledge. climbing four storeys, the pedestrian-scale path wraps an atrium capped with a large skylight. daylight floods the interior, illuminating the relaxed setting defined by self-initiated learning.

all images courtesy of dellekamp arquitectos



a series of platforms are universally accessed by all visitors. programmatic clusters are intended for work-study experiences. a culture and life-long learning area may be independently accessed for conferences, screenings, workshops and shopping beyond library hours. a rooftop garden for children allows free interaction without urban noises. the basement contains a preservation room and administrative offices are placed on the ground and third floors for efficiency.


site plan

program areas diagram

open user space program diagram

culture program diagram

office program diagram

common space program diagram

children room program diagram

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

floor plan / level 2

floor plan / level 3

floor plan / level -1



project info:


program: public library status: international competition location: daegu, south korea architectural project: dellekamp arquitectos | derek dellekamp project leader: jachen schleich team: luis morales, jorge escobedo, cristian jorge ramírez, pavel rentería, valentina sánchez, jérémie dagaud, antoine calcagno, josé cherem serur, gustavo hernández



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