Monday, 24 October 2011

MEDELLIN LIBRARY AND FLOATING CABLE CAR FOR THE SLUMS, A VISIT


going up the cable cars, hanging above Medellin's barrios, to the Biblioteca España



black diamonds in the barrio, Biblioteca España by Giancarlo Mazzanti, built in 2007 as part of Medellin's urban and cultural regeneration programme started by mayor Sergio Fajardo
















Biblioteca España by Giancarlo Mazzanti, built in 2007 as part of Medellin's urban and cultural regeneration programme started by former mayor Sergio Fajardo. The name of the library, the former colonial power which dominated Colombia for three centuries is polemical, it was named this way because the Spansih government donated the books for the library, and their king and queen inaugurated the library, but they did not pay for the building! Read a conversation between Mazzanti, and Fajardo in Bomb Magazine.

1 comment:

  1. Estoy enamorada de Medellin!! que increible lugar!!

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