Public State Library in Barcelona

Ciutat Vella, Barcelona


Environmental consultancy during the phases of preliminary and final design of the new Public State Library in Barcelona promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture.


Technical and Environmental consultancy during design phases, in order to achieve maximal reduction of environmental impacts (energy, water, materials and waste) in the building life cycle. The study has been carried out basing on the analysis, evaluation and definition of improvement scenarios, by modeling the building behavior in the different environmental vectors. Viable options have been integrated in the project. In order to measure the different strategies from an environmental point of view, a reference building has been generated, with the same characteristics as the proposed, but with minimum regulatory compliance.


Developer: Ministerio de Cultura de España

Client: UTE Nitidus Arquitectes + Bet-arq

Year: 2011

Budget: 18,970,000.00 €

Area: 20,100.00 m²

Energy performance certificate: A


 Photography rights: Nitidus Arquitectes