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Rungis Médiathèque, France : French Library Building

French library project, Paris – design by Du Besset-Lyon Architectes, Europe

4 Jul 2008

Rungis Médiathèque

Design: Du Besset-Lyon Architectes

Location: southern edge of Paris

The Rungis Library is laid out in an existing building. The only asset of this building is the large volume that can be liberated under its roof. We created an object that corresponds exactly to the spacious dimensions of the interior volume.

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An oversized object, designed to the scale of the interior volume, forms a mezzanine of 200 m² where the documentation area is located. The mezzanine has no reference to the world of construction and no relation to the existing building — it is a piece of furniture on a gigantic scale, made of a polyester shell. This autonomous object is just sheltered by the enormous roof space.

Rungis Library – Building Information

Architect: Du Besset-Lyon Architectes
Client: City of Rungis
Site: place du Général de Gaulle – RUNGIS
Competition: 1997
Program: rehabilitation of a market in library
Construction: Sep 1998 – Sep 1999
Surface area: 1 200 m²
Cost: 1.14 M€ ht
Team: Engineers: CEREB

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Location:Rungis, France

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