Art Behind a Ceramic Veil: Cultural Centre in Navalmoral
The new cultural centre in Navalmora, western Spain, consists of five irregularly stacked blocks. Designed by Losada Garcia Arquitectos, an architectural office based in the town, the building is an object lesson in cultural facilities that are distinctive in look but also reasonable in price.
Client: Stadt Navalmoral de la Mata und Provinz Cáceres
Architecture: Losada Garcia Arquitectos
Our Favourites: Three Exciting Facades Made of Ceramic Elements
We show you three cultural buildings for the public whose ceramic facades allow glimpses into the interior: a city library hidden behind a ceramic bookcase, a cultural center in Spain with a ceramic veil to provide shade, and a House of Music in Innsbruck clad in dark shimmering ceramic rods.
A Bookshelf as Living Room: Public Library by Dietrich Untertrifaller and Christian Schmoelz
The storey-high glass façade of the public library by Dietrich Untertrifaller in Dornbirn is shrouded by a curtain layer containing 8,000 ceramic batons that symbolise books. Along with an open-access library, a first-rate digital media centre awaits young and older users inside.
Client: Stadt Dornbirn
Architecture: Dietrich | Untertrifaller Architekten mit Christian Schmoelz
Project management: Peter Nußbaumer, Christopher Braun
Location: Schulgasse 44, 6850 Dornbirn (AT)