Jaume Fuster Library

llinas.JPG   p1040908.JPG                                                                                                                                                                The new library by Josep Llinás and Joan Vera Garcia close to the Parc Guell in Barcelona is a building, which from a distance appears to be low and somewhat disconnected from the environment immediately around it, however it gradually reveals itself to be a complex series of  swoops and waves. It is an articulate white and glazed structure that marks the junction between a busy road, an underpass and the huge building blocks of the area.The building facade is peeled back to reveal an intensely coloured entrance, which is both human scale while still acting to control and guard the open space or plaza immediately in front of it. The interior is equally complex, an atrium, around which the circulation navigates itself, allows controlled natural light to penetrate through the space.

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