Sebastián Irarrázaval, Public Library in Constitución (Chile)
Photos: Felipe Díaz Contardo
The library project resulted from a public-private initiative whose mission was to reconstruct the city after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated the city in 2010.
Constructionally, the library building’s structure consists of a prefabricated system of beams and pillars of laminated pine that are left exposed inside, like the lattice of wooden bars that filter incoming light.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.