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10 Stunning Buildings in Colombia — theculturetrip.com

In Medellin’s Barrio Santo Domingo Savio sits Giancarlo Mazzanti’s beacon of hope, La Biblioteca Espana. Beyond hosting a small collection of books, these towering black boulder structures offer programs, resources and services to the people. With an ultra modern, cubist design, the structure draws attention to a favela that was once shunned from the eyes of urban planners. Accessed by the Metrocable, another famous Medellin attraction, Biblioteca Espana is covered in a black stone tile endemic to Colombia and smattered with non-symmetrical rectangular windows and small skylights. Mazzanti wanted small windows to disconnect the people from their surroundings and instead transport them to a more enlightened place.

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