Día 23 | 22 de septiembre
Today I went out to finish up touring the sequence of public spaces along San Juan (Calle 44) I started a few weeks ago, along the journey through the buildings and squares that straddle Avenida San Juan, I revisited Plaza Cisneros and Biblioteca epm.
Biblioteca epm is another Empresas Públicas de Medellín project. Completed in 2005, Biblioteca epm is the city’s downtown library located across the Avenida from the La Alpujarra government center. An interesting note is that although located downtown, the library doesn’t function as the main library but more as a learning library with a lot of space dedicated towards lectures/meetings, teaching and technology.
After being in Medellín now for 3 weeks and thus being able to see more than one example of an Architect’s work, I’ve quickly become a fan of Felipe Uribe’s style. The way he crafts space and views is really interesting as one perspective/view draws you to another with the simple play of heights and volumes. I’ve been continually drawn towards his places and spaces as they have a magnetic effect on a person to explore and understand them.
The other day I had the opportunity to interview him (a non blogged interview) where he explained a little bit about his design intentions Biblioteca epm and Plaza Cisneros.
Below, a few pictures from the day…