Nembro Library / Archea

Nembro Library / Archea

© Pietro Savorelli© Pietro Savorelli© Pietro Savorelli© Pietro Savorelli+ 19

Nembro, Italy
  • Architects: Archea
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1875 Area:  1875
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2007 Year:  2007
  • Photographs photographs:  Pietro SavorelliPhotographs:  Pietro Savorelli
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Manetti Gusmano & figli
© Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli

Text description provided by the architects. The project consists of the renovation of a building from the late Nineteenth century in the old centre of a small town in the province of Bergamo, which had initially been built as a primary school. The intention was to make the building available to the citizens, by renovating and expanding the original building, which was to become the new municipal library and thus a centre of culture. The C-shaped plan of the original building and the fact that more space was needed suggested the addition of a new block on the open side, to create an internal open court and turn the building into a more stately “palazzo” formed around a court.

© Pietro Savorelli
© Pietro Savorelli

The new volume is only connected through the basement, while it maintains a studied physical and morphological distance from the existing building. The new structure takes the form of a triple-height book-case, contained in transparent shell or casket, protected by sunscreens formed of terracotta books supported by a system of steel profiles which screen and filter the sunlight. This “diaphragm”, characterized by the free rotation of the books, symbolically defines the character and the significance of the entire building.

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Address:Via Guglielmo Marconi, 24027 Nembro Bergamo, Italy

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Cite: "Nembro Library / Archea" 13 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/383360/nembro-library-archea> ISSN 0719-8884
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