maranello library

construction for the 'maranello library' by milan-based practice arata isozaki + andrea maffei associati is now complete
and has just opened its doors to the public. divided into three volumes, the 1,175 square meter community center contains 
program for the book stacks, music and video library, multipurpose room and study spaces along with administrative offices
and storage facilities. partially underground, the low-profile structure maintains the flat roof is below the three-sided 
site enclosure sealing its contemporary appearance from the historical character of the established urban context.

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