Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture

Sala de lectura principal. Biblioteca pública y Archivo histórico por Murado&Elvira Architecture. Fotografía © Imagen subliminal
19/03/2018
Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture
[Baiona] Spain
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Main reading room. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminal
The project, located in northern Spain (Galicia), is about the recovery of a former hospital in the city of Baiona, taking advantage of its central location becomes an important space for its neighbors. El proyecto, ubicado al norte de España (Galicia), se trata de la recuperación de un antiguo hospital de la ciudad de Baiona, aprovechando su situación céntrica se convierte en un espacio de importancia para sus vecinos.
The studio Murado&Elvira Architecture presents a program projected around the main courtyard of what was the Hospital, allowing the rooms of the library to open to it.

The project has a warm and homelike character thanks to the fundamental use of wood in both horizontal and vertical walls. Another protagonist is the double interior envelope that houses the shelves, reading and study rooms, offices ... The access door to the children's room is hidden in a pivoting bookcase.

 

Description of project by Murado&Elvira Architecture

The new Public Library and Historic Archive is located at the former Sancti Spiritus Hospital. The existing structure was built in the XVI century behind the ex-collegiate church of Santa María. It is a two-level building embedded in the slo...read more

Architects
Murado y Elvira Arquitectos (Clara Murad
o and Juan Elvira)
Team
Competition.- Eugenia Concha, Marta Coló
n de Carvajal. Construction Design.- Cristina Gutiérrez Chevalier, Francesco Martone
Collaborators
Technical systems engineering.-Obradoiro
Enxeñeiros. Structural engineering.-Ezequiel Fernández Grinda. Builder.- Orega Coviastec. Project and site management.- OLA Arquitectos.- Juan Elvira, Clara Murado, Óscar López Alba. Technical architect.- Manuel Cuquejo
Client
Baiona Municipality
Dates
Competition.- 2010, 1st prize.
Construction.- March 2016 to July 2017
Area
Total usable floor space.- 675,3 m² (ind
oors) + 192 m² (outdoors). Total built-up area.- 1076,5 m²
Budget
€1.5 million.
Funded with €1.04 million under the Ministerio de Fomento “1.5% Cultural” program dedicated to Cultural Heritage
Exterior view from the garden. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture .Photograph © Imagen subliminalDouble wooden envelope. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalWooden shelves. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalMain reading room. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalExterior corridor. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalView to the garden. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalInterior facade. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalMain reading room. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalMain reading room. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalInterstitial rooms. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalMain reading room. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalWooden shelves. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalMain reading room. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture .Photograph © Imagen subliminalPublic Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalStairs. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalStairs. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalStairs. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalInterstitial rooms. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalInterstitial rooms. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalDouble wooden envelope. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture .Photograph © Imagen subliminalGround floor plan. Public Library and Historic Archive. Courtesy by Murado&Elvira ArchitectureFirst floor plan. Public Library and Historic Archive. Courtesy by Murado&Elvira ArchitectureSection. Public Library and Historic Archive. Courtesy by Murado&Elvira ArchitectureDouble wooden envelope. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminalDouble wooden envelope. Public Library and Historic Archive by Murado&Elvira Architecture. Photograph © Imagen subliminal

Elvira Architecture

Murado & Elvira is a Madrid-based multidisciplinary office founded by Juan Elvira and Clara Murado in 2003 dedicated to innovative architecture and interior design. They propose a sustainable approach to design, where user participation, shared creativity and building techniques seek to benefit both society and nature.

Their work has been awarded in many national and in...read more