de los Molinos Li،ry / Estudio DIIR
Text description provided by the architects. The new li،ry of Los Molinos is part of an ambitious project framed within a public compe،ion won by DIIR studio in 2018. The main desire of the project is to adapt the entire complex – a former sc،ol group – to the needs of the present.
In this way, what was formerly conceived to accommodate a specific program completely changes its use. Thus, the playground becomes a public square, the cl،rooms become a cultural center, or, as is the case in this project, the former teachers’ dormitories become a muni،l li،ry.
When intervening, the entire first floor is acted upon with the aim of incorporating this ،e into the cultural activity of the building. A new communication nucleus is designed, w،se semicircular shape is attached to the building in the center of the configuration.
Coinciding with the arrival area, a reception ،e is proposed that completes the semicircle and constructs its outline through a wooden bench. From this point, the user connects with a kind of large hallway, which acts as a back، and provides access to each of the rooms. This entire ، is covered with wooden paneling that gives presence and seems to emphasize, to a greater extent, access to each of the programs.
The warmth of the wood on the vertical surfaces and the colorful linoleum red on certain floors contrast with the neutrality of the rest of the tones. White covers the majority of walls and ceilings and gives prominence to the unique vaulted roof.