SANT GERVASI – JOAN MARAGALL LIBRARY
FIRST PRIZE CIUTAT DE BARCELONA AWARD 2014 ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM
FIRST PRIZE CATALUNYA CONSTRUCCIÓ AWARDS 2015 SITE SUPERVISIONS
NOMINATION EUROPEAN UNION PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE - MIES VAN DER ROHE AWARD 2015
MENTION BEYOND BUILDING BARCELONA CONSTRUMAT AWARD 2015
FINALIST ARCHITIZER A+ AWARDS 2015 LIBRARIES
FINALIST SYSTEMATIC PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE YEAR 2015
The motto with which the project was presented in the ideas competition was 'Garden of Light'. These two words sum up the two ideas of the project: maintaining and improving the existing garden, and yet, obtain joyful and well lit spaces.
The library inserts under the garden Vil•la Florida under the shade of its trees. The new building fits under the ground like a child hides (to read a book) under a carpet. Inside, a landscape in itself, articulated and changing where each use and each user find their place. It is a personalized and unique space.