Project for the new municipal library
"City of Briosco - Competition for the construction of the new city library" (2014)
DUAL AND COMPLEX
The project at present, given the willingness of the municipal administration of Briosco (MB) to adopt appropriate solutions to evaluate the future possibilities as the new public library that can accommodate the fair amount of endowment of books and documents existing, was here understood as an opportunity, together with landscaping and environmental vocation involved in the site where it is planned to develop a suitable solution for the building and searched the library and as a city institution through an architectural quality "sensitive" of the contrast between the size of an urban center peripheral than the large metropolitan and centrality, and is both able to grapple with the complex issues of the contemporary world in terms of the relationship between tradition and innovation.
The new project, presented here for the competition of ideas, therefore, reflects both the type and quality architectural building library as such in terms of specificity and functional context, with particular attention to the insertion urban and landscape-ambientale.
Quality architectural and urban.
Taking into account the indications in the tender documents and the urban composition near the area in question as well as its strong orographic morphology, with a flounce substantially linear and vertical drop of about four meters, it has proposed a development planimetric and altimetry with insertion type mostly underground; The building, in fact, is measured and fits into the height difference by organizing formal and functional underground on one floor and distinguishing itself in the direction of composition of its parts with the alignments neighboring urban present and relevant both in a urban landscape and direzionandosi with the main entrance to the side of the entrance to the existing slope at the side of the alpine hut along the ring road of Via Leonardo da Vinci to Via Carducci. The open view and privileged to the mountainous landscape in the distance.
Toward the edge-alignment urban Via Carducci, the main crossing, you have oriented so the two separate volumes of the reading room on open shelves and media sector and the children, while taking the limit-alignment behind, scored after setting -colony along Via Leonardo da Vinci, you have the body essentially underground services made from the archive, the toilets and the two local plants; dislocation "triatomic" of such parts is consumed overall in space entry that summarizes possible in a compressed space between walls and stained glass scenes crossed by the free distribution of the routes of access to the inside of the various parts of the library; in particular, to score the will and summary of reunification space of the input is a significant presence in the top of a figure as a kind of "lens" which, through a surface completely window symbolizes the transparency and lightness as opposed to silence and commitment reading, documentation and research, institutional quality building that library so here tend to be represented.
Architectural quality of construction, materials and exterior.
The building designed is designed, in its essence ideational-compositional, taking co-present duality inherent in the search for a quality local and traditional, through the use of wood paneling, which also characterizes primarily the construction and architecture of the log cabins, hot but also organic and natural, and use of the coating metal sheets, steel, cold but also abstract and artificial, which are held together but opposite tend to overcoming possible that tension dialectic which for example is present between the pair dialogical tradition-innovation .
Here the dialectic explicit formal dall'evidenzia volume of steel reading room, characterized in neutral and ascetic treatment of exposed concrete, available for use as temporary civic hall, and the volume of the wood sector children, all ' interior plastered and painted in a "serene", available for use as an exhibition space-required temporary exhibitions, it is summarized and sorted by material and neutrality of signs of the flat roof that band combining the duality of matter below.
The flat roof turn acts as an ideal "tray" on which have distinct objects: stand on top and at the two underlying volumes two surfaces terraced roof garden floral type botanical garden, full of flowers and colorful throughout the 'year and ensures that chromaticity natural that you are settling with the urban park equipped in which you entered the building.
Always in coverage also it emerges the "lens" glassy already mentioned above that covers part of the entrance below and which is enhanced by configuring its summit focused on the side of the main front a sort of pinnacle, metal tower as a kind of "bow naval" but also referring by analogy to the "crest of the mountain" in the area and relocated for the occasion between the space in front of the new library and the square of the parties already adjacent to the hut, in a place specially dedicated to the green carpet, accessible and clearly visible.
The widespread use of cement, elevations interior and exterior, introduces a neutral and essential quality of the entire project library, as well as for the relative pavings, in particular those with external permeable joint between the slabs vegetable cutlery and approached especially in coverage along the promenade beside the park, which we called the reading, equipped with seats in the shade of the new trees to medium strength; floor Cover library, finally leads to an existing entrance on Via Carducci and provides access to the building also by an open courtyard inside the inner side of the entrance.
With regard to the construction aspects, it was decided to set the structure of the building with two conditions: dot structure in tubular steel diam. 30 cm, height 4.00 m step structural 4,00x8,00 m, reinforced concrete pavement bidirectional work; this structural organization regards the two volumes of the reading room and children's sector and integrate a perimeter freestanding, detached from the dot structure with masonry thermal type POROTERM, covered with ventilated wall (vertical thermal package), with steel panels for part (reading room) and strips of wood (area children); Furthermore, the core of the body rotated equipped services (archive, toilets, technical rooms) is organized with dot structure in reinforced concrete, pilatri and beams, and with masonry thermal type POROTERM separate from the soil to which it is buried by a large and continuing gap areata.
Consul. M. Giuseppone, S. Nicastro, E. Pataracchia; 3d A. Pintor, Coll. S. Politanò, A. Russo, N. Simoni.