New Jalisco Library by Lot-ek

By  |  Comments

Jalisco Library Lot-ek

Project: Jalisco Library
Designed by Lot-ek
Client: City of Guadalajara
Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
Scope: 460,000sqf
Engineer: Buro Happold
Interaction Designer: Inbar Barak
Website: www.lot-ek.com
Designers at Lot-ek tap into the legendary Boeing 727/737 while creating their new Jalisco Library project for the Mexican city of Guadalajara, for more images and architects description continue after the jump:

Jalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ekJalisco Library Lot-ek

From the Architects:

Boeing 727/737 fuselages are assembled parallel to one another to form an inclined stack. The stack is placed on the given site with the fuselages' length running East-West. By introducing shift along the same direction, two large open areas are created within the stack. The system employs the repetition of airplane fuselages to contain and support functions with more enclosed programmatic requirements such as the book collections, the meeting rooms and the offices, while the two open areas house the main open program with lobby and reading rooms on one side and the theaters with their independent foyer on the other. The glass facade of the atrium is integrated with a transparent LED Display system that broadcasts the library to the plaza surrounding it and extends its functions to the outside through the display of full color imagery and movies as well as text.