Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5, photograph: courtesy Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan
Montreuil, France primarily based architects archi5 have produced a modern library, la Mediatheque Mont de Marsan, for the Marsan urban community in southwestern France. A large square with a transparent facade and a planted roof, the Mediatheque functions a distinctive open patio at its centre, “the volumes of which recall Alvar Aalto’s vases” – the initial patio employed by a Media Library as an open reading through space.
Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5, photo: courtesy Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan
“The Media Library stands in the middle of the Bosquet barracks, and care has been taken to augment the dialogue with the place’s sturdy architectural complete.” says archi5. “With its clean envelope of pure geometric lines, a 197 ft x 197 ft square, the building complies with the classical layout however contrasts with its austerity by offsetting the method with a corner opening onto the city. Its façades reflect the surrounding barracks like a respectful, deferential mirror.”
Mediatheque Mont de Marsan by archi5
“The various functions are organised naturally on the open floor area, which maintains visual continuity and diffuses daylight evenly. It is a area that offers a relaxed, contemplative atmosphere for its customers. Consumer intimacy is produced by the robust architectural aspects that inspire visual interplay. It could effectively be this ‘surprise’, practically hidden, patio that tends to make the creating so well-liked with the public.”
Client : Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan
Architects : archi5 assocated with Borja Huidobro
Plan : Development of a Mediatheque, conference hall. Conception of the furnitures and the signage.
Underground vehicle park.
Adress : Caserne Bosquet, Mont de Marsan, France
Surface : 4 750 m ²
Expense : twelve 309 000 € Excl. Tax.
Timetable : Competitors prize winner June 2007 – Opening Nov. 2012
Images : Communauté d’agglomération du Marsan, Gaston F. Bergeret, Didier Boy de la Tour.
Engineer, economist : Mizrahi
Acoustic designer : Tisseyre & Associés
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