Conarte Library by Anagrama

The use of bold primary colours starkly contrasts with this former industrial building.

With adventure in mind, Monterrey-based Anagrama converted a former steelwork plant into a children’s library. Commissioned by Nuevo León’s Regional Council for Culture and Art, the creative-firm devised a bold spatial concept that wouldn’t disrupt this classified building’s interior. The library is located in former industrial zone that has been transformed into a cultural hub. At the heart of the Northern Mexican city, this complex also features a convention centres, museums, theme parks and extensive gardens.  

Sparking unadulterated imaginations, Anagrama’s Gustavo Muñoz, Miguel Herrera and Sebàstian Padilla designed a large asymmetrical platform that evokes Monterrey’s mountainous topography. Embeded bright-yellow book shelves form peaks where children can sit and read. Neon-red rafters carry Anagaram’s design into an auditorium, where suspended tube-lights create a grid effect.

Photos courtesy of Anagrama

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