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International Competition


The project moves from a question: what does it mean to design a Library in a historic time in which the technology has radically changed the way of transmission of knowledge?

The answer given is to hypothesize a cultural center where the reading of a book is only one of the possible activities to be performed in. The Library presented to Varna is a place of cultural exchange and social meeting open to the city, where to consume culture rather than objects; a place that aims to create vitality. To achieve this goal, the project works through a system of relations between filled and empty elements.

The void formed by the system of the public space, link the different functions by making the organism permeable by the users, both in its inner and external spaces. The unique public area that is placed at the ground floor is now distributed over the Lobby and the three Libraries volumes (1=1+3), giving back more outdoor areas to the Open Library.

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