Paleizenstraat 153 - 1030 Brussels
T 022444430 F 022444431 E

construction of a library

Location :
Client :
City of Morlanwelz
Cost :
1.240.000,00 EUR excl VAT
Surface :
1050 m2
Team :
Subcontractors :
O.L.M - Speculoos - Greisch - Mathieu-G - Kahle acoustics
Planning :
Category :
The library is completely developed on a single floor. It is an extensive, open landscape of books and book-related activities.

However, the induced flexibility and openness does not contradict the precise fitting to specific uses required by the library. A subtle arrangement of slightly different levels and columns organizes the space, and a row of closed rooms articulate the library with the street.

The arches of the facades create 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.