LIBRARY AND MUNICIPAL ARCHIVE. Paseo del Radar of PARACUELLOS DE JARAMA.
Architects: Hermoso & Heimannsfeld arquitectos S.L.P.
Co-architects: David García López, Mar Martínez Boga, David Pastor,
Quantity surveyor: Gabriel Gómez de la Torre. Structural engineer: Cristóbal Medina. Engineering: OFINCO Ingenieros Consultores S.L.P.
Construction Company: Construcciones Ruesma S.A.
The design of the library is expressed through the north-south axis, which is cutting the site, orientated to the Radar of the Madrid-Barajas Airport, a very singular element of identification of Paracuellos de Jarama, and at the same time limiting the heights of the entire urban center.
Series of cross-cutting skylights and the longitudinal ramp which develops this axis, invite, together with the existing drop, to play with mezzanine floors in the building.
Beginning with the access created as a plaza with a side grandstand, which is solving the strong drop, it creates a multifunctional space, being continued in the inside of the building…