IFLA Paris 2003 - Library Buildings Section

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IFLA Paris 2003 - Library Buildings Section

  1. 1. THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN HERITAGE BUILDINGS: TYPES AND EXAMPLES PARIS, JULY 2003
  2. 2. Library Service of the Barcelona Provincial Council <ul><li>In the province of Barcelona, the public library service is a municipal service </li></ul><ul><li>The Library Service does not manage libraries </li></ul><ul><li>The Library Service gives suport to the local councils on the planning and creation of new libraries </li></ul><ul><li>The Library Service offers centralised services to the libraries and facilitates their networking (for example: the union catalogue management) </li></ul><ul><li>The Library Service offers library service in small towns (400-3.000 inhabitants), through 9 mobile libraries </li></ul>
  3. 3. Province of Barcelona <ul><li>Population over 4.6 million </li></ul><ul><li>311 municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>The Library Network: </li></ul><ul><li>164 libraries and 9 mobile libraries </li></ul>
  4. 4. Library facilities: services offered by the Library Service <ul><li>Advice to local councils on planning and programming: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Library model </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Map of needs for the territory </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Standards of facilities and basic services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Operational programme </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Monitoring of projects with the architects responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring of construction work </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision of the final facility </li></ul><ul><li>Subsequent assessment of how the facility works </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interventions by the Library Service on Heritage Buildings <ul><li>Interventions on 101 buildings since 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>34 of these were in heritage buildings (33%) </li></ul><ul><li>Diputació de Barcelona, Servei de Biblioteques La biblioteca pública a la província de Barcelona 1989-1999: deu anys construint biblioteques. BCN: La Diputació, 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.diba.es/biblioteques/treballenxarxa/quefem/xarxabiblioteques/cd-rom.asp </li></ul>
  6. 6. Industrial buildings s Singular buildings: hospital, convent Houses and urban civil buildings Masias
  7. 7. Library in heritage building <ul><li>The need for criteria for decision-making regarding the location of a library: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Library criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity for documents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Optimal management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architectural criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Historic value of the building </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suitability of the type of building </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Can Mariné, Horta, Barcelona
  9. 9. Analysis of the heritage building <ul><li>Meaning of the building for the place of which it forms part </li></ul><ul><li>Value of the building as a determining factor in the growth and urban layout of the place (roads, streets, squares...) </li></ul><ul><li>Architectural value of the constructional elements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lintels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balconies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cornices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>... </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
  11. 11. Tecla Sala, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
  12. 12. Intervention on a heritage building: recovery of constructional elements <ul><li>Recovery of constructional elements through the diagnosis and repair of pathologies: </li></ul><ul><li>Structural reinforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Substitution of windows </li></ul><ul><li>Repair of drains </li></ul><ul><li>... </li></ul>
  13. 13. Intervention on a heritage building: recovery of its meaning and function for its surroundings <ul><li>Urban regeneration: status as a landmark in the upgrading of the surroundings. </li></ul><ul><li>Recovery of the meaning of the building for the community, as a shared focal point. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of a new use, a new purpose </li></ul>
  14. 14. Joan Triadú, Vic
  15. 15. A new use for a building: why a library? <ul><li>Intense use, as in a library, gives a new impetus to urban regeneration and the consolidation of the shape of the city. </li></ul><ul><li>A place which is a focal point for the community, often on a very good site, facilitates the library’s aspiration to be a facility that is accessible and close at hand. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Joan Triadú, Vic
  17. 17. Joan Triadú, Vic
  18. 18. Joan Triadú, Vic
  19. 19. Intervention criteria <ul><li>New use as an intervention strategy: when a building is given a new use its life is extended and the investment is justified. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek the least aggressive type of intervention possible </li></ul><ul><li>Open interpretation of the evolution of the building: the building is the outcome of several periods of history, and the present is just another of these. </li></ul><ul><li>The intervention should be reversible </li></ul>
  20. 21. Can Pedrals, Granollers
  21. 22. Can Pedrals, Granollers
  22. 24. Can Pedrals, Granollers
  23. 25. Can Pedrals, Granollers
  24. 26. Torras i Bages, Vilafranca del Penedès
  25. 27. Torras i Bages, Vilafranca del Penedès
  26. 28. Torras i Bages, Vilafranca del Penedès
  27. 30. El Casino, Manresa
  28. 31. El Casino, Manresa
  29. 32. El Casino, Manresa
  30. 34. El Casino, Manresa
  31. 35. El Casino, Manresa
  32. 37. Roca Umbert, Granollers
  33. 38. Roca Umbert, Granollers
  34. 39. Roca Umbert, Granollers
  35. 40. Roca Umbert, Granollers
  36. 41. Vapor Badia, Sabadell
  37. 42. Vapor Badia, Sabadell
  38. 43. Vapor Badia, Sabadell
  39. 44. Vapor Badia, Sabadell
  40. 45. Vapor Badia, Sabadell
  41. 46. Vapor Badia, Sabadell
  42. 48. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  43. 49. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  44. 50. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  45. 51. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  46. 52. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  47. 53. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  48. 54. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  49. 55. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  50. 56. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  51. 57. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  52. 58. Can Fabra, Sant Andreu, Barcelona
  53. 59. Advantatges and disadvantatges
  54. 60. Masias and urban civil buildings <ul><li>ADVANTAGES </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation of areas </li></ul><ul><li>Acoustic control </li></ul><ul><li>DISADVANTAGES </li></ul><ul><li>Little flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Poor accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult to manage </li></ul><ul><li>Little visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Poor illumination </li></ul>
  55. 61. Industrial Buildings <ul><li>ADVANTAGES </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of management </li></ul><ul><li>Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Illumination </li></ul><ul><li>DISADVANTAGES </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of differentiation of the space </li></ul><ul><li>High noise levels </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in signage </li></ul>
  56. 62. Ignasi Bonet [email_address] Servei de Biblioteques Diputació de Barcelona www.diba.es/biblioteques

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