Gallery: Mexico City Public Library Surrounded by Botanical Garden

 
Mexico City is a very dense urban destination lacking adequate green space, and aching for more extensive public transportation. The Biblioteca Vasconcelos, designed by Alberto Kalach, is a recent addition to the urban landscape and is a dual purpose facility serving as both a public library and a botanical garden. The large glass, steel and concrete facility relies on daylighting and natural ventilation on the interior and is topped with plantings and vegetation at the roof. The whole of the structure is also surrounded by plants endemic to Mexico, on all its sides.

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  1. Holcim Awards December 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I love the integration of building and landscape. The focus on ecological restoration in this project and bringing green space into the urban density is incredible. This would be a fantastic submission to the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. http://on.fb.me/holcim-awards

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