Rua de santa justa 60, 5.º Esq., 1100-485 lisboa
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Central Library
Ponta Delgada, Açores, Portugal - first prize
University’s Central Library| Ponta Delgada, Azores| 1st prize on public competition| 1997-2004| Sited along the north top of the University Campus, close to a parking zone and a traffic axis, the Library tries to relate itself to an ambiguous reality, as a sign of that intention appears the flexible facade that changes according to visitor’s progressive proximity| The project started by the adaptation of a pre-existent building and the development of a new body lodging the reading rooms and the books deposit. With a ramp system, all the reading rooms, spread by different levels, are connected. Each one of them has a special light treatment that determinates a variety of singles atmospheres. The construction solution is a simple steel-concrete structure, with a singular texture made by a previous stakes treatment| |Photographer: Fernando Guerra| Project selected for Mies van der Rohe 2004 prize. Work selected for the FAD 2004 price