Saint-Corneille Library, Compiegne

Saint-Corneille Library, Compiegne Building, France, French Architecture Images

Saint-Corneille Library in Compiegne

15 June 2021

Saint-Corneille Library

Design: Architecture Patrick Mauger

Location: Place du Changé, 60200 Compiègne, France

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

Restructured and enlarged, the Saint-Corneille Library has undergone a complete renewal and been given new volumes. It is incorporated into the remains of the Saint-Corneille Abbey of which only the cloister, a cellar and the external envelope still exist. The archaeological cut-away provide an understanding of the building’s historic complexity.

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

The entrance has been redefined through the addition of a contemporary glass volume. From the street, passers-by can see the vaults supporting the ground floor and the cellar, and discover the atmosphere of the setting.

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

The reading spaces have been rethought on each level. The ground floor is given over to current affairs and an arts and leisure sector, while the first floor is devoted to young people, languages and literature.

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

The second floor groups together the social sciences. The basement is used to archive historic documents. A conference space has been laid out in the former chapter house.

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

Lighting is maximised through the creation of new openings in the façade. The introduction of natural light into the building creates a link between inside and outside.

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

The simple yet comfortable interior architecture is based on the use of highly resistant materials in dialogue and harmony with each space. The finishes used, such as stone, wood, glass and metal, are both noble and long-lasting.

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

Saint-Corneille Library in Compiegne, France – Building Information

Architect: Architecture Patrick Mauger

Client: Saint-Corneille Library, Compiegne
Architect: Architecture Patrick Mauger
Site area: 1 771 sqm
Location: Place du Changé, 60200 Compiègne, FRANCE
Status: Built / Delivered in 2007
Cost: 3.3 M€
Collaborators: Khephren, RFR, SOGETI, DAL

Saint-Corneille Library Compiegne

Credit: Michel Denancé

Saint-Corneille Library, Compiegne images / information received 150621

Location: Place du Changé, 60200 Compiègne, France

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