New cultural center and library in Legnano+
The new Cultural Center and Library of Legnano is located on the edge of the Falcone Borsellino Public Park, bordering the urbanized fabric, located to the northwest, within the former industrial area “Cantoni”. The Legnano library, because of the formal characteristics that define it and the location in which it is located, is identified as an urban building, at the same time as a pavilion of the park itself.
Towards the park, the building builds its limits and gives it a new identity. It defines itself towards the park, as a counterpoint to the city front, an open, light and immaterial architecture, reflecting the park and making it its own at the same time.
The interior space synthesizes the volumetric, structural and distributive components, proposing a spatial sequence that allows users to have an overview of the interior even though it is functionally divided.
This synthesis takes place through four elements: the compact form, the division of the space in the center through the connecting cores and the service that become structural elements, the double height of the space after the entrance that allows a transversal look and finally the glazed courtyard system that shapes the spaces allowing visual continuity despite the functional division.