taltal public library

south of the city of antofagasta, within the coastal town of taltal, chile is the recently completed 'taltal public library' by 
chilean practice murĂșa-valenzuela. overlooking a central square, the building forms a cultural network by linking to the historical theater 
while creating a variety of internal reading atmospheres with diverse roof and ceiling heights. placed upon a 40 meter long and 
7 meter wide site, the long and narrow configuration defined the spatial organization, utilizing large skylights to brighten the interior's
three storeys. 

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