Salerno University

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In the university complex of the Irno Valley, the Library, the Chancellor’s offices and the Main Hall define a place with ar-chitectural features opposite to those of the large buildings traditionally designed for teaching and research.
Open on one side, the pedestrian square is characterized by the sound of water and a sundial. The entrance to the library is from a corner of the square, by way of a pedestrian walk-way. Entering one has the sensation of being in the centre of the space; everything is focused around an area marked by four tall white pillars that gather the light from above. The central atrium is at an intermediate level, with spaces above and below it. Different technologies and materials define small areas, islands and light wells for reading.