The new Media Library located in Armentières designed by the architectural Béal-Blanckaert studio, offers a powerful tool for reading and new media.
Moreover, the project promotes the redevelopment of the station area. For the architectural studio, the three major terms combine: culture, urbanism and architecture.
Thanks to the use of unifying materials such as 304 stainless steel with Uginox Bright (Bright Annealed) surface finish for the roof and wood for the interior design for a formal presence, the architectural style arises in terms of narration and expressionism conducive to the formal interpretation and opposed to a theoretical rigour.
The building folds and unfolds in response to the demanding volume of the project and to ensure a smooth transition with the external structures. The stainless steel sheets covering the facades reflect the landscape, pierced by large windows, especially on the garden side, they provide a dialogue between the reader and the external environment.
There are several defined patios, related to the new building and the existing islands, a work of Samuel Buckman to be admired in the northern patio. A large area is dedicated to children, making this a project for the general public as a whole.
Technical Data City: Armentières Country: France Architect: Antoine Béal - Ludovic Blanckaert Year: 2008 Client: Ville d’Armentières Copyright: Pierre Manuel Rouxel
Stainless Steel Information Grade: 304/1.4301 Finish: Uginox Bright