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PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners
PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION,  | International Design Awards Winners

PUBLIC LIBRARY OF CONSTITUCION

Lead DesignersSebastian Irarrazaval
Prize(s)Silver in Architecture Categories / Institutional
Entry Description

The Public Library is part of a public-private initiative taken to rebuild THE town of Constitución in Chile after the 8.8 degrees earthquake and Tsunami that devastated the town during the year 2010.

The project it is the result of three main decisions. Firstly: In order to overlook the millenary trees of the civic square that is in front of the site; to rise the library 1,6 meters over street level. Secondly: With the purpose to filter and balance the light; to cover the 3 main areas of the programme (children, young and adult readers) with 3 reticulated wood naves and Thirdly: In consideration to communicate the public character of the edifice; to organize the façade with 3 monumental glass cases that not only invites to see new books arrivals but also -with its benches and canopies - offer shelter to the passerby.