Public Library and Historic Archive building receives maple wood renovation

Spanish architects Clara Murado and Juan Elvira sought to establish a creative dialogue with the past when renovating the Murado Elvira Baiona Library

Story by: Trends Staff Photography by: Hector Santos-Diez and Imagen Subliminal
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Murado Elvira Baiona Library

Spanish architects Clara Murado and Juan Elvira just completed the Public Library and Historic Archive of the city of Baiona (Spain), accommodated within the former Sancti Spiritus Hospital, an existing structure built in the 17th century. 

The Spanish duo established a creative dialogue with the past, wrapping all interior rooms with a new warm maple wood skin that rejuvenates the building without erasing its history.

FYI: The city of Baiona, located on the west coast of Spain, is located along the Camino de Santiago and is visited every year by thousands of pilgrims. In addition, the Baiona Historic Archive is one of the most relevant in the area, preserving documents dating back to the discovery of Americas. Baiona was in fact the port where La Pinta, one of the three caravels led by Christopher Columbus towards the New World, arrived on its way back in 1493.

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Jun 26, 2018

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