Maranello Library – Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei – Italy Dec05

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Maranello Library – Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei – Italy

Maranello Library - Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei - Italy

Maranello Library - Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei - Italy

Maranello Library – Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei – Italy

Project: Arata Isozaki & Andrea Maffei Assiociati

Location: Maranello, Italy

Program: Library

Client: Maranello Patrimonio s.r.l.

Competition: April 2007

Contract: June 2008

Construction start: September 2009

Construction end: July 2011

Opening: September 2011

Construction for the ‘maranello library’ by Milan-based practice arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati is now complete and has just opened its doors to the public. Divided into three volumes, the 1,175 square meter community center contains program for the book stacks, music and video library, multipurpose room and study spaces along with administrative offices and storage facilities. Partially underground, the low-profile structure maintains the flat roof is below the three-sided site enclosure sealing its contemporary appearance from the historical character of the established urban context.

Climbing plants will grow upon the cables lining either side of the perimeter wall creating green scenery for visitors within the reading room as well as passersby and neighboring residences. The void between the vegetated screen and curved glass facade is filled with a shallow pool which will mirror and visually extend the height of the plantings. The white resin floors, chairs, tables and shelves will brighten the interior by reflecting the ambient daylight deeper into the building.

Via: Designboom.com