Sunday, 20 November 2011

PARIS - FRENCH NATIONAL LIBRARY - BIBLIOTHEQUE NATIONALE DE FRANCE

The gigantic building designed in 1992 by great french architect's office, Dominique Perrault Architecture, located next to the Park Bercy.



The construction of the edifice was completed in 1995, was intended to be the biggest library in europe and hold all books that was and would ever be published in France and the proposed site of 65 300m2 was supposed to be natural continuation of the large empty spaces along Seine river like place de la Concorde, Champ de mars, and the Invalides.






The buidling's design is based on a shape of large rectangle - an enormous size patio with full height
grown up trees (oaks, wild pine tress, birches) and the most important, biggest in scale four towers on the L-shape plan, symbolising the open books, placed at each extral corner of the patio.




The scale and unusually public character of the entire space make fantastic impression.

























4 comments:

  1. What a great building! Saw it while watching Le Tour de France earlier this year. Great photos!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  3. What kind of pine trees are they does anyone know?

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