piazza Caiazzo 3, Milano
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The library, recently inaugurated in the new ‘Borgo Sostenibile’, has become a new cultural hub for the local community. ‘Spiazza’ is a gathering space where the local commuters meet to consult books and join cultural events, such as lectures, movie screenings and performances. The project proposes a flexible configuration, where a series of multiuse furniture organises the space. In particular, the furniture design aims to generate a dynamic space which can be used in different ways. First of all, the furniture are directly linked to the static elements in order to make the best use of the open space around: the libraries are placed along the walls, the continuous desks along the windows, while a system of suspended bookshelves are linked to the columns, turning them into functional elements.