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.
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“Fuencarral Public Library”. Hidden Architecture
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