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Dezeen Debate features "intriguing" archival facility in Quebec

The latest edition of our Dezeen Debate newsletter features a monolithic archival facility in Quebec by B+H Architects. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now.

B+H Architects has designed an archival storage facility in Gatineau, Quebec, named the Preservation Storage Facility.

The two-storey building's outer sheath is made from compact concrete panels layered into a double envelope.

Readers were divided. One thought the structure was "intriguing but strangely beautiful", while another disagreed, describing it as "somewhat banal".

Snøhetta's Redisgn for New York's Times Square
Snøhetta New York employees aim to unionise to "gain a collective voice". The photo is by Michael Grimm

Other stories in this week's newsletter that fired up the comments section included employees' plans to unionise at Snøhetta's New York office, Tadao Ando's design for the 10th MPavilion in Australia and a charred cypress-clad lake house in North Carolina by Fuller Overby.

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