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  3. Library
  4. Ecuador
  5. L+A arquitectos
  6. 2013
  7. Gerardo Anker Library / L+A arquitectos

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Gerardo Anker Library / L+A arquitectos

  • 01:00 - 15 March, 2014
Gerardo Anker Library / L+A arquitectos
Gerardo Anker Library / L+A arquitectos, © Sebastián Crespo
© Sebastián Crespo

© Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo © Sebastián Crespo + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Avenida Diego Vasquez de Cepeda, Quito, Ecuador
  • Architect in Charge

    Gabriela S. Anker Cárdenas , Aaron S. Leppanen , Luis Alberto Játiva , Peter C. Matthews
  • Area

    740.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Collaborators

    Fundación Educacional Alberto Einstein
  • Contractor

    Arq. René Muñoz
  • Structural Engineer

    Max Vendrig
  • Furniture

    Muebles ATU
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Sebastián Crespo
© Sebastián Crespo

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The project is a 740 square meters renovation and addition to an existing Library located on the campus of Colegio Alberto Einstein (K-12). The renovations and additions aimed to transform the existing building into a modern space that would both invite and excite new and existing students. The Library is situated in the center of the campus and near the principle entrance; it is one of the most visible buildings with in the campus of school.

© Sebastián Crespo
© Sebastián Crespo

L+A Arquitectos aimed to utilize the prominent location and a create node that could open itself to the campus community through interesting views and spatial experiences to the surrounding buildings. This was primarily achieved through the rotation of new volumes and the location of transparent facades. This approach allowed us to create a radically new building while providing an exciting functional space for students to learn. 

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