Dr Júlio Teixeira Municipal Library / Belém Lima Architects

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Architects: Belém Lima Architects
Location: Vila Real, Portugal
Client: Câmara Municipal de Vila Real
Engineering: Norvia | coord MJ Borges
Project Year: 2006
Project Area: 2,911 sqm
Photographs: FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

In this building, the Municipal Library and the Literary Guild coexist independently.

The vertical volume above the foyer and the sloped entrance tunnel create an urban image, the trait of the building.

The interiors are easy to read. From an intense white foyer, the children go downstairs and the adults, upstairs. The reading rooms are rectangles, as warehouses for neatly archived books.

Source: Belém Lima Architects/FG+SG/ www.archdaily.com
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