MBB | LIBRARY & MUSEUM
PUBLIC LIBRARY & TOY'S MUSEUM
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MBB | LIBRARY & MUSEUM
PUBLIC LIBRARY & TOY'S MUSEUM
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MBB | LIBRARY & MUSEUM
PUBLIC LIBRARY & TOY'S MUSEUM
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MBB | LIBRARY & MUSEUM
PUBLIC LIBRARY & TOY'S MUSEUM
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MBB | LIBRARY & MUSEUM
PUBLIC LIBRARY & TOY'S MUSEUM
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Site
Torres Vedras, Portugal
Area
6960,00 m2
Client
City Council of Torres Vedras
Status
Competition
Theme
Architecture, Public space
Programs
Library, Museum, Mixed use
Year
2016
Team
Bruna Serralheiro, Catarina Pinto, Pedro Hébil, Sofia Travassos

PUBLIC LIBRARY & TOY'S MUSEUM

The new Toy Museum and City Library of Torres Vedras is intended to revitalize the historic centre of the city. As a result, a new elevated Green Square arises as  building underneath as well as several public paths and green spaces. Our proposal of a new street across the Green Square contributes for the building’s integration in the urban grid and insures a straight connection to the street of Celeiros de Santa Maria while framing the castle.

Surrounded by history, the new green square and street improve the urban space and define a new building that reintroduces the site in the network of public buildings. Two towers rise from the ground and activate the surrounding public space, representing the duality of the program – Library and Museum. The towers communicate with other vertical elements of the area such as the castle, the churches and the chimneys of old factories, representing a new benchmark of the city of Torres Vedras.