Guadalajara Library Jalisco, Mexico

The Library is composed by two “Dizygotic Twin Buildings” connected via a central public space (the atrium-garden): they represent (and contain) diametrically opposite programmatic functions however “genetically” connected. Apollos (the “book-tower”) represents History and Mexican achievement. It contains all books. Dionysius (the “reading/information world”) contains a series of “Reading Environments.” The Library is an “Urban Gate” located at the edge of the expanding urban fringe, acting as a physical entry into the Centro Cultural and a visual connector to the city center and the mountains beyond: a “Global Portal.” Patrons are provided with a GPS equipped instrument (“Book-Box”) that allows them to locate books and copy/record significant chapters/ pages without necessarily displacing the books to distant reading spaces.