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EAP LIBRARY

BARCELONA

1996

Architects

Oriol Cugat Canals
Joan Artés Pérez

Client

EAP (Public Administration School)

In an estate of about 10,000 sqmt on Pearson Avenue in Barcelona, Renovation of the former guardhouse and addition of a library was proposed. The proposal was to merge the two programs into one, using the existing building as part of the new volume.

The existing building, with a hip-roof spanning two floors, is added a new glass volume serving as a lobby and distributor with stair access to the lower level, where the library develops the main reading and consultation room.

Prism-shaped skylights were placed on the deck of the reading room in order to funnel indirect sunlight, achieving constant lighting conditions for the reading spaces.