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Library Cimendef

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Périphériques Architectes
location Saint Paul
function library
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Located between sea and mountain, the building shape is a 34m side cube. The idea of an urban landmark is enhanced by a strong aesthetic vocabulary of the volume related to the "book" media: façades are structured by a stack of wavy lines reminiscent of the book pages pattern. Those "pages" are solar shading systems vibrating around the construction. It generates a warm filtered light, maintaining an optimum thermal comfort. This is reinforced by façades made of louvres window blades which creates openings to naturally ventilate the building. In this book, some pages opens like eyes to create chapters, that structures the building. As book illustrations, the ceilings of the levels reveals some pictures by Michal Batory about medias and Reunion's heritage. On the ground floor, some planted islets designed like organic shapes are surrounded by benches, that invites to take a break.

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Library Cimendef
Chaussée Royale 155
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Completion 2015
Floor area/size 4567 m2
Cost € 13700000,-
ArchitectPériphériques Architectes
Project ID 20858
Latitude/Longitude 21°00'34S 55°16'31E
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