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Fuencarral Public Library


Fuencarral Public Library (Biblioteca Pública)
Madrid, Spain. 1998
Architects:Andrés Perea Ortega

In spite of the difficulties of the land’s steep slope and its trapezoidal form, it has given rise to new, unusual and highly original architectural forms. thus, the building was conceived as an inverted container, focused towards the exterior. This is manifest in the way all the ceilings of the library, except the second cellar floor, are slightly inclined. this reaches its maxim level, 36 degrees, with the roof of the building.

The access to the library is at the lowest point, through a little staircase. The distribution of the building is radial, without any right angles. the dependent spaces are located around an irregular central courtyard and form a glass “box”.

Text by Andrés Perea Arquitectos

La gran pendiente del terreno y su forma trapezoidal, a pesar de sus dificultades, ha sugerido nuevas formas arquitectónicas, insólitas y de gran originalidad. Así, el edificio nace concebido como un recipiente invertido hacia el exterior, lo que se traduce en que todos los techos de la biblioteca, salvo el de la segunda planta, tengan una ligera inclinación, que llega a su cota máxima, de 36 grados en la cubierta del edificio.

El acceso a la biblioteca se realiza por el punto más bajo, a través de una escalinata. la distribución del edificio es completamente radial, sin ningún elemento en ángulo recto. Las dependencias se sitúan alrededor de un patio central, también de forma irregular, y formando una “caja” de cristal.

Texto de Andrés Perea Arquitectos

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"Fuencarral Public Library". Hidden Architecture
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