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Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

Médiathèque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon & Associés

This multimedia library in Anzin, France, by Strasbourg architects Dominique Coulon & Associés is wrapped in overlapping slices of concrete.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

Reading rooms at the Médiathèque d'Anzin are revealed to the town outside through exposed areas of glazing, while the triangular geometry continues inside.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

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Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

Here's a little text from the architects:


The building reveals its preciousness at first sight.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

Its pure, sophisticated geometry situates it as a public building.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

The deliberate areas of transparency reveal its content.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

The reading rooms present the building to the town in the manner of an invitation.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

The multimedia library is covered with large white veils that reflect the light.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

The building asserts it lightness, like an origami.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

The successive folds and flaps repeat this image.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

It is white, almost immaterial, like the mere projection of a concept, yet it is brimming with the life that constitutes it beyond its physical limits.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

On the inside, there is abundant, uniform light.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

The space is open and fluid, offering optimal flexibility.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

The lighting effect produced by the tall gaps that appear to float in space is truly beautiful.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

The volumes are independent and geometrically free, giving the whole a wonderfully poetic feel.

Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes
Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes
Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes
Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes
Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes
Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes
Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes
Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

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Mediatheque d’Anzin by Dominique Coulon and Associes

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See also:

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Library in Münster
by Zauberscho[e]n
Library for Birmingham
by Mecanoo
Library in Colombia by
Javeriana University students