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Animu Media Library in Porto-Vecchio
by Dominique Coulon & associés

Photo by Eugeni Pons

Dominique Coulon & Associés designed the Animu Media Library in Porto-Vecchio, France.

This project is based on a site occupied by not only a number of beautiful oak and olive trees but also some magnificent rocks. Although this made for a wonderful space, it placed additional responsibility on architects, Dominique Coulon & Associés, to maintain the space while adding to it consciously.

The shape of the Animu Media Library is deduced from these characteristic elements to protect them – it appears to float above the landscape, with as little impact on it as possible. A ramp leads visitors towards a special garden, while a summer bar slips into the space beneath the building.

In the interior, the main feature is the fluidity of the space. There is an abundance of natural light, and the bays offer a choice of panoramic views.

This project echoes the landscape by revelling in its beauty.

This project has been longlisted in the cultural building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Designer: Dominique Coulon & Associés

Project: Animu Media Library in Porto-Vecchio

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