martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
 
martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
dec 15, 2010

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park

‘library and reading park in torre pacheco’ by spanish architect martin lejarraga has received the first prize in the built category at the 2010 urban intervention award berlin. by creating a new topography from the architecture itself and incorporating an open air park within the built program, the complex is an integrative urban space with social, cultural and design elements.

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
all images by david frutos courtesy martin lejarraga

 

 

the u-shaped library carves out a central public access which features a skate park, green space and bike park. the outward facing perimeter of the library seemingly pulls up the surrounding landscape to create a new terrain which accommodates new public zones including a gallery, flora gardens, numerous sporting facilities and a school.

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
tinted windows of the library

 

 

housed in a building shape similar to that of the library, the school lines the west end of the site and bends around to meet the raised topography. the courtyard features a covered hall with 330 seats and is capable of hosting performances and lectures. to continue the facade language between the school and the library, both buildings share a paneled look with color-blocking.

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
elevation and window treatment of school

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
school courtyard and island

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
playing field adjacent to the school

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
grass tile approach

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
translucent panel cladding

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
pod spaces and reading park

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
raised topography overlooking the library courtyard

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
aerial view

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
model – school in the foreground, library in the background

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
master plan

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
floor plan of library

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
sectional view – library

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
sectional view – library

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
sectional view – library

martin lejarraga: public library and reading park
masterplan of the surrounding site

 

 

project info:

 

built-up area: 2,465 m2
site area: 18,500 m2
general budget: 2,460,000 euros
client: ayuntamiento de torre pacheco
collaborators: julián lloret, daniel ruiz, simón jiménez, mar melgarejo,
manu amate, policarpo sánchez, claudia montoya
general consultant: ACE edificación (mariano alegría, josé ibeas, pedro ruiz)

  • amazing! almost futuristic in design

    simone

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