VARNA LIBRARY - INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE COMPETITION
The new building, the library, is a solid and suspended volume which rises in the cityscape.
The project is designed for functional and spatial overlapping layers:
-The large Lobby with its urban character and patterned as a square,
-The big Storage, with its huge and suspended weight, which houses the treasure: the books,
-The vast and luminous Reading areas with wide terraces above the book storage
The new building compares its extrovert space of the ground floor, totally transparent, to the introverted and protected space of the upper library.
The visitors, rising through the thickness of the book storage volume with four panoramic staircases and elevators, pass from a chaotic urban dimension to that of study of the reading places. These areas reveal themselves flooded with light and imbibed of a contemplative silence.
From roof terrace and two large loggias, for outdoor reading, at the reading areas level, it is possible to the look at the Black sea.
On the city level, the maximum visual continuity of the very large lobby seems to project the new external green area inside the library.