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Central Library, Universidad Catolica del Norte / Marsino Arquitectos Asociados

  • Architects: Marsino Arquitectos Asociados
  • Location: Universidad de Antofagasta, Los Inmigrantes Avenida Angamos 601, Antofagasta, Región de Antofagasta, Chile
  • Architect: Marsino Arquitectos Asociados
  • Collaborators: Diego Achurra, Alejandro Rojas D., Jaime Fuentes D., Paula Herrera, Arturo Steinberg, Gonzalo Días
  • Structural Engineer: Ivan Vladilo
  • Lighting: Enzo Anziani
  • Client: Universidad Catolia del Norte
  • Contractor: Empresa Constructora Villalobos - Convi S.A.
  • Structure Materials: Concrete
  • Area: 331.696 sqm
  • Project Year: 2002

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From the architect. Marsino Arquitectos designed the Central Library for the Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile. Several access points, circulations and gathering spaces result in a fluid space that fits with current educational methodologies.

The architectural container materializes the gathering in spaces to develop the social and collaborative role of contemporary libraries, distant from the old archive-like approach for libraries.

Its facade consolidates the institutional image of the University, that has been developed as a series of temporary constructions.

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