Architects: Tetrarc Architects
Location: Nîmes, France
Project Director: Michel Bertreux
Project Manager: Rémi Tymen
Study: Olivier Perocheau, Richard Sicard, Florent Delaboudinière, Timothée Naux
Landscape Designer: Louise Follin
Construction Site: Guillaume Blanchard, Marc-Antoine Bouyer, Alice Pedel
Computer Graphics Designer: Mikaël Trocmé
Area: 5,611 sqm
Photographs: Stéphane Chalmeau
The building is located in Nantes, France, in a creative arts district behind the Courthouse. The project is an initiative by the Coupechoux Design Group in partnership with Nantes developer Axel Colin, and will provide a space for architecture and creative arts businesses, while open to the city and the neighborhood trough a public showroom on the ground floor, hosting exhibits, conferences and other events
The chaotic aluminium skin protects the interior by filtering the direct sunlight, creating a dynamic facade that changes during the day with different reflections.
More photos after the break.
The Fougères Biblioteque follows the contemporary approach to libraries as meeting spaces, rather than just book storage. Due to the public function of the building,it expresses itself to the city trough the facade details seen on the above photo.
The program is distributed in two levels. The building is seen as a compact mass, with excavations to bring light and green into the building, as you can see on the complete photoset below: