New library in Caen design by OMA

Caen Library (Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale) from OMA on Vimeo.






The Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale (BMVR) is located at the tip of the peninsula, a focal point of the new development in Caen. The library is designed with two intersecting pedagogic axes which encourage maximum interface between disciplines : human sciences, science and technology, literature, and the arts. With its four protruding planes, the building points to four landmark points in Caen (the Abbaye-aux-Dames in the north, the central train station to the south, the Abbaye-aux-Hommes in the east and the area of new construction in the west), and becomes a symbolic centre for the city.
up to a park, pedestrian pathway and waterfron

The design of the future BMVR Caen meets the Haute Qualité Environnementale, a standard for sustainable building in France. The sustainable approach responds to local climactic conditions to ensure energy efficiency. Shallow floor plans maximise available natural light, creating the ideal reading environment crucial to a library. “www.oma.eu

FACT SHEET

Status:
Schematic Design
Client:
Communauté d’agglomération Caen La Mer
Location:
Caen, France
Site:
At the tip of the peninsula in Caen, Quai Caffarelli, Rue Dumont d’Urville, Rue Suède et Norvège
Program:
Library 12,700m2 (SHON)

COLLABORATORS

Barcode Architects: Dirk Peters
Engineering:
Iosis
Sustainability:
Elioth
Scenography :
Ducks sceno

Acoustic:
DHV
Renderings / moving images:
ArtefactoryLab
Facade
Rob van Santen

REDITS

Partner in charge:
Rem Koolhaas
Director:
Clément Blanchet
Competition phase:
Project manager: Dirk Peters
Team: Marc Dahmen, Noémie Laviolle, Clément Périssé, Simon de Jong, Jos Reinders, Joshua Boyd, Cristina Ampatzidou, Nils Christa, Alice Grégoire, Anthony Joyeux, Guillaume Durand
Schematic design phase:
Barcode Architects: Dirk Peters
OMA team: Marek Chytil, Paul Cournet, Lionel Debs, Mariano Sagasta, Didzis Jaunzems, Sang Woo Kim, Pierre Jean Le Maitre, Francisco Martinez, Filippo Nanni, Clement Perisse, Maria Aller Rey

Source: www.oma.eu
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