Published on: August 12, 2010
From DIAV designers based in Santiago / Chile we received images of a project they did for the Chilean National Library – Hall of the Founders.
It was designed after the design team led by A & F Architects won a competition organised by National Museums & Archives Organization for the renovation of the hall which involved acoustic renovation as well.
More info by DIAV follows:
The interior architectural project proposes a glaze volume elevated over the level of the room, which represent the contemporary intervention with a straight cube shape, which will contrast and highlight the classical architecture around.
This volume separates the display and reading sites and it is structured of a silk-screened glass with texts containing the names of the main Chilean writers, which are illuminated with cold white light, emitted by LED hiding on top perimeter.
The classical architecture of the room has a warm white lighting, which highlights the most important elements of its architecture, such as arches and pillars and dome.
Hence, it is proposed to contrast the heritage character of the Lounge (warm light) with the contemporary nature intervention (cold light).
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek