BookGarden by Kune Office

An environment where books and plants are the absolute protagonists

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Bookgarden坐落在Opañel街区的一个阴凉处,居民们常常在这里留下书籍以供分享,每个人都可以享受到在花园中央读书的乐趣。Bookgarden同时也是Imagina Madrid社区艺术项目的成果之一,该项目专注于改善城市中不同街区的环境。通过该项目, Opañel社区也成为了公共活动、景观和建筑的长期设计过程中的一环。

Bookgarden is a place in the shade where residents of Opañel neighborhood leave books for sharing. A place to read in the middle of a garden made by neighbors. Bookgarden is also the main material legacy within a community art project called Imagina Madrid which has been focused on different neighborhoods of the city. In this case is Opañel neighborhood who became part of a long process of communal activities, landscape and architectural design.

▼Bookgarden凉亭外观,exterior view

▼街区环境,Bookgarden in Opañel neighborhood


Bookgarden is also a solid metal structure designed to last. A construction who’s floorplan responds to the shape that neighbors have had during their meetings in that lot. A concentric shadow to which two appendices are attached: one that rises, where the message “BiblioJardín” is the protagonist and invites us to enter; another that rests, compressing and bringing its shape towards some sitting steps and a young jasmine willing to climb it. Together with the message and the steps, two hanging seats complete the furniture, inviting the inherited meeting shape of neighbors to remain and revive under the shadow.

▼屋檐上的标牌邀请着人们进入,the message “BiblioJardín” invites people to enter

▼凉亭中设置着秋千椅和阶梯式的座位,together with the message and the sitting steps, two hanging seats complete the furniture

▼茉莉花藤为空间带来清新绿意,the young jasmine brings a fresh feeling to the space

▼五边形顶棚,the concentric shadow

▼屋檐细部,detailed view

▼秋千椅细部,hanging seat


On one side of the Bookgarden is the Mamut, a pre-existing wooden construction that used to be in the cultural center of “Matadero”. Its relocation and retrofitting to accommodate the books have allowed, among other things, its leftover pieces to have a second life and form part of a horizontal wooden surface under the metal bars of the shadow. As if it were a scenario, this new floor allows everyone who is in the Bookgarden to feel as the protagonist.

▼凉亭旁边的木制结构用于存放书籍,the pre-existing wooden construction is retrofitted to accommodate the books

▼舞台般的场景,a scenario

▼相聚的人们,neighbors meeting in Bookgarden


It is expected that, with time, reading and the jasmine will gain strength and space, so that the Bookgarden will end up dissolving within an environment where books and plants are the absolute protagonists.

▼植物与书籍营造的美好环境,an environment where books and plants are the absolute protagonists



Project Name: BookGarden
Architectural Office: Kune Office
Web site:
Photography: Imagen Subliminal (Miguel de Guzmán + Rocío Romero)

*The two images with a group of people are from Bego Solís. 
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Architects: Francisco G. Triviño, José Manuel López Ujaque, Katerina Psegiannaki
Clients: (Imagina Madrid, Matadero /
Builders: Dypsa Carpinteros sin frontera 
Landscape: Juego de troncos / AC Plataforma Opañel 
Calculator: Lander Uncilla Cortaberria

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