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Public Library and Reading Park / Martín Lejarraga

  • 01:00 - 5 December, 2013
  • Translated by Lorena Quintana
Public Library and Reading Park / Martín Lejarraga
© David Frutos
© David Frutos
  • Architects

    Martín Lejarraga
  • Location

    Calle Costa Rica, 2, 30700 Torre-Pacheco, Murcia, Spain
  • Category

  • Project Area

    2475.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photography

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  • Collaborators

    Julián Lloret, Daniel Ruiz, Simón Jiménez, Mar Melgarejo, Manu Amate, Policarpo Sánchez, Claudia Montoya
  • Client

    Torre Pacheco City Council
© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The project arises from creating a new topography that references and qualifies this expansion zone in Torre Pacheco, on a site with public facilities, an urban, cultural and leisure alternative for citizens. The folded terrain characterizes the design, in which the two facilities that occupy the site, Library and Park, adapt their relative position, forming sheltered reception, communication, and accommodation spaces. Public space contains and protects the building - two sides of the same coin.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

I understand that the real value of projects is to give what no one asks from us, in this case, to complete the built program with an outdoor park, which exploits the special conditions of the weather (very mild Mediterranean), and social environment (cross-ethnic relationship), of a prosperous and growing city like this. We propose new ways of approaching and being in public buildings, and to appropriate urban space.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The possible and desirable open relationship of compatibility and optimization of spaces and services between the new building and the surrounding land, creates a layout of different general areas for common use between them (library, auditorium, meetings, etc..) and urbanized areas (sports courts, greenhouses, gardens, playgrounds, swings, etc..) that expand the space of actual use and enjoyment for the whole city.

© David Frutos
© David Frutos

The program and its associated built volumes is completed with an art gallery for exhibitions, with an independent access, the only space overlooking over the general topography of the site.


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Cite: "Public Library and Reading Park / Martín Lejarraga" [Biblioteca Pública Municipal y Parque de Lectura / Martín Lejarraga] 05 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. (Trans. Quintana, Lorena) Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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西班牙打造阅读公园,将城市还给公民 / Martín Lejarraga

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