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Proville Mediatheque / TANK Architectes

  • Architects: TANK Architectes
  • Location: Proville, France
  • Architects: TANK Architectes / Olivier Camus & Lydéric Veauvy
  • Architect Chief Of Project: Mathieu Berteloot
  • Client: City Hall of Proville
  • Constructed area: 610 sqm + 90 sqm of terrace
  • Area: 531.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: TANK Architectes

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From the architect. The new mediatheque of Proville has to open onto the village and become a place of exchange and culture, a public library and a surprising and enthusiastic place inviting everyone to the pleasure of reading.

© TANK Architectes
© TANK Architectes

Create a contemporary architecture dealing with the environment and the existing elements. The new spaces created are offering changing atmospheres and lighting effects due to large surfaces of glass and different partitions, patios and nice places where to take time to read, views on the church tower and the trees around. Over roofs and terraces have been thought in wood which turns grey with the years.

© TANK Architectes
© TANK Architectes

The balance between town and nature’s reached with an environmental approach: large picture windows to take advantage of the natural supplies of heat, and respiring partitions with systematic outside thermic insulation.

© TANK Architectes
© TANK Architectes
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