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Bicentennial Room, Chilean National Library / A+F Arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 5 February, 2009
Bicentennial Room, Chilean National Library / A+F Arquitectos
Bicentennial Room, Chilean National Library / A+F Arquitectos

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Chilean National Library, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
  • Architects

    A+F Arquitectos - Cristián Ayçaguer F., Cristián Ferrari C., Carlos Cavagnaro I.
  • Structural Engineering

    RSA Ingeniería, Raúl Sepúlveda
  • Electrical Engineering

    Incoseelig, Bruno Meneses
  • Lighting

    DIAV, Ximena Muñoz y Paulina Villalobos
  • Acoustics

    Acusticos.cl, Mario Parma
  • Contractor

    Faser, Rodrigo Beltrán
  • Lecture Room Area

    125 sqm
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006

From the architect. An amazing glass/lighting work to recover an unused space in the 1810 building for the Grand National Library in Santiago, Chile. The new space becomes a reading room open for the public. 

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Raul Fregoso · November 06, 2010

Bicentennial Room, Chilean National Library / A+F Arquitectos | ArchDaily http://t.co/neH5GxQ vía @archdaily

sirisha bysani · July 27, 2009

wow gr8 work

Michele Jacob · April 16, 2009

Bicentennial Room, Chilean National Library / A F Arquitectos - http://tinyurl.com/dmf9m3

Hiroshi · February 07, 2009

I feel it is misplaced inside the classically styled library. The library is beautiful, bold, and strong, while the glass box is frail, awkward, and does not respond to the context in which it is placed, especially because of its offset square design and a single entry ramp that looks more like a temporary wheel-chair access.
Also, all of the features of the library are bounded by strong borders while the new addition is thin both in its structural sense and aesthetic sense...
to me, the writing on the glass seems more like a second-hand addition
And, finally, the gray carpeting is just awful, especially where it meets the beautiful wood floor of the library

DEDUCCION Diseño · February 07, 2009

muy bueno y pense que estava en otro pais y esta en chile
genial me pone contento voy a ir verlo si o si
saludos y abrazos desde Santiago de chile

Artem · February 06, 2009

??????!!!:)

David Basulto · February 06, 2009

Kristopher,

The text are passages selected by the library staff. No idea what it says...

Gabe · February 06, 2009

So much excellent work being done in Chile, its amazing.

Kristopher Larsen · February 06, 2009

Any idea what the text on the wall reads?

angie ngan · January 26, 2011 04:36 PM

they are the main Chilean writers
(ref. Masterpieces library architecture + design, Braun)

ornament and crime · February 06, 2009

I would love to see this at night with all the lights turned out except the led strips above the glass screens.

I suspect it would be even more beautiful.

ricardo de oliveira · February 06, 2009

http://tinyurl.com/arlzcs Bicentennial Room, Chilean National Library / A+F Arquitectos #architecture

Dao Hai · February 05, 2009

i like it.

DreamSpaces Girl · February 05, 2009

What an amazing information! Your site is realy good!
Great images, good projects...
Keep this work!
Kisses from Portugal.

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