Palafolls Library Barcelona, Enric Miralles, EMBT Architects, Photos, Spanish Design
Palafolls Library Building, Barcelona
Public Building in Catalonia, Spain – design by EMBT
25 Jun 2008
Design: Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT
PUBLIC LIBRARY IN PALAFOLLS, BARCELONA, SPAIN
Photographs: Alex Gaultier
Public Library in Palafolls
Some books and a dream…
The building is a construction
Any in a garden…
It doesn’t hold any memories
Of the institutional character of libraries
….They are some walls which may have been in this place
We have tried in different ways
To give the library an apearance of a labirint.
A series of rooms and gardens put together in a nonliear way.
The building is an experiment, that shows every part of the development of the project…
It’s continuing changes and variations,
As well as the authority of accepting the final result…
The sportshall of Isozaki is our naighbour.
And Palafolls, directed by the major Valentí Agustí, is building a city where he asks every architect to
Construct according to our dreams.
Public Library in Palafolls – Building Information
Architects: Miralles Tagliabue – EMBT
Promotor: Town Hall of Palafolls
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT, February 1999
Principals-in-charge: Josep Ustrell, Makoto Fukuda.
Collaborators: Tomoko Sakamoto, Sania Belli, Koichi Tono, Markus Lechelt, Jan Maurits Locke, Juan Carlos Mejía del Valle, Adrien Versuere, Richard Breit, FlorenciaVetcher, Jad Salhab, Nils Becker, Ezequiel Cattaneo, Manuela Schubert, Marco Orozco, Josep Mias, Daniele Romanelli, Catalina Montaña, Ornella Lazzari. Natalia Leone.
BASIC PROJECT: November 1998
Project Team: Makoto Fukuda, Hirotaka Koizumi
Collaborators: Guillame Faraut, Angel Gaspar Casado
COMPETITION: First Prize, Aug 1997
Collaborators in the competition:
Michael Eichorn, Niels Martin Larsen, Nicolai Lund Overgaard, Isabel Sambeth, Ana Maria Romero, Germán Rojas, Carlos Alberto Ruiz, Alfonso Lopez, Marc de Rooij
Engineering: STATIC, Gerardo Gonzalez, Barcelona, Nilo Lletjós (IOC)
Services: PGI, Instalaciones Arquitectónicas
Site Area: 1700m2
Building area: 714m2
Palafolls Library images / information from Enric Miralles / Benedetta Tagliabue EMBT
Palafolls Library Barcelona architects : Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue – EMBT
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