COSLADA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
COSLADA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
COSLADA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
COSLADA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
COSLADA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
COSLADA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
COSLADA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

COSLADA MUNICIPAL LIBRARY

This library is located in an urban consolidated area to the east of Madrid. The programme density meant that it had to be a compact volume, set back on the ground floor; however, it is perforated by various patios which have later been planted with native vegetation.

The volume is divided into two blocks: the dynamic and the static. The first is on the south side of the building, designed as an open space which could be occupied according to the users’ needs. This area faces towards the tranquility of a park, with a façade combining wood and transparent modules; pieces that can be changed easily to adapt to internal uses.

The static band, to the north, houses the fixed activities: circulation, attention to the public, internal offices, and some bookshelves. The façade, therefore, is a mesh which protects and acts as a filter to allow connection with the street, and which controls the entry of light.


Photos: Fernando Guerra.

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Architect Albert de Pineda
Address Avda. Principes de España 16, Coslada (España)
Area 3.157 m2
Year 2013
Owner Ayuntamiento de Coslada
Architecture Team Juan García, Gerardo Solera, Pedro Pombinho
Structure Manuel Arguijo
Engineering JG Ingenieros S.A.
Quantity Surveyor ENNE-Gestión Activa de Proyectos (Inmaculada Casado, Beatriz Álvarez, David Sobrino)
Builder Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC)