BIBLIOTECA A VARNA
New building for a regional library
Client: City of Varna
Team: AM3 architetti associati, Studio Provenzano
Location: Varna, Bulgary
Project status: competition - shortlisted
The building is a volume of light. The brise-soleil façade that delimits it, uniforming its stereometric surface, makes it a collector of light during the day and, illuminated by the interior lights during the night, connotes it as a large urban lantern. The interior space, bordered by glass walls, is projected towards the surrounding cityscape. The complex functional program is ordered by few simple design choices: the use of a pure and rigorous volumes, a modular and flexible design, the presence of patios, interior balconies, and a large terrace: a real elevated plaza that overlooks the surrounding landscape and the Black Sea.
• Ground level built-up area 2.156 sqm
• Total built-up area of the overground levels (ground level included): 18.500 sqm
• Total area of landscaped areas in the range of the competition plot and the building: 4.264 sqm
• Number of parking spots in the underground garage: 270 parking spots.