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1205 Morlanwelz
construction of a library
Location :
Morlanwelz
Client :
City of Morlanwelz
Cost :
1.240.000,00 EUR excl VAT
Surface :
1050 m2
Team :
AgwA
Subcontractors :
O.L.M - Speculoos - Greisch - Mathieu-G - Kahle acoustics
Planning :
2012
Category :
Competition
The library is completely developed on one single floor. It is a extensive, open landscape of books and book-related activities. However, the induced felxibility and openness does not contradict the precise fitting to specific uses asked by the library. A subtle arrangement of slightly different levels and columns organize space, and a row of closed rooms articulate the library with the street. The arches of the facades indicate a very accessible, open and public architecture. The wooden structure of the compact, yet flexible volume is combined with natural lighting and strong insulation, producing a sustainable architecture in the broad sense.