The place chosen for the library has a unique value for this high-density neighbourhood. On the one hand, it accesses the main thoroughfare connecting this district with the city centre. On the other hand, it is adjoined by public buildings (church, shops). With a new library here, this place is bound to acquire the status of the public centre of the whole neighbourhood. In this respect, one of our objectives was to ensure maximum preservation of green areas while creating an utterly concentrated public facility.
As a solution to this task, as well as a response to the subtropical climate with heavy rainfalls and active insolation, we come forward with a building that creates a deep ventilated shade over the public area, provides rain protection and occupies minimum footprint. The inverted pyramid silhouette accentuates this place and distinguishes it from the surrounding commercial and residential development. This reinforces the identity of the place, as an important component of the local social infrastructure.