This is a project by Martín Lejarraga and it is located at Torre Pacheco, Murcia, Spain. Project's program: Library and reading park. There are eighteen images for Public Library and Reading Park in Torre Pacheco.
The project comes out of the creation of a new topography that indexes and qualifies this zone of expansion in Torre Pacheco, on a plot of public equipments; a urban, cultural and enjoyment alternative for the citizens.
The folded plans of the area characterize the performance, in which both equipments that occupy the plot, Library and Park, adapt their relative position, creating new spaces protected from reception, communication and stay.
The public space contains and protects the building — “two faces of the same coin”.
I believe that the real value of the projects relies in what we are not asked for; in this case, in completing the built program with an open air park, that takes advantage of the special conditions of the environmental (Mediterranean, very soft) and social (of exchange and multi-ethnic relation) climate of a prosperous and growing city such as this.
And with it proposing new ways of approaching and staying in the public buildings and of appropriating of the public space.
The possible and desirable open relationship of compatibility, optimization of spaces and services, between the new building and the surrounding ground, generates a wide disposition of different general areas of common use between both of them(library, public hall, meeting rooms, etc.) and urbanized spaces (sports courts, greenhouses, gardens, playing areas, swings, etc.) that widen the real used and enjoyed space for the entire city.
The use program and its built associated volumes is completed with an art gallery for exhibitions, with an independent Access, the only space that heads over the general topography of the projected plot.