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ARQ (Santiago)

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MANSILLA, Luis M.; TUNON, Emilio  and  DIAZ-MAURINO, Luis. Biblioteca pública. ARQ (Santiago) [online]. 2004, n.56, pp.24-25. ISSN 0717-6996.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-69962004005600006.

Education is commonly thought of as happening only in school buildings, but this project, developed by a Chilean architect and winner of an architectural competition, is a bid to make the street a space for a community library. The plan for Artistas Street is to give back the public a leading role, by converting the street from a throughway to a place to be in and to share, where things are cared for because they are lived. An existing path and a small terrace were the starting points for reading rooms, light shafts and a café where children and adults can meet and practice urbanity.

Keywords : Architecture - Spain; architectural competitions; library; community center.

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