종이를 접듯이 오리가미 패턴으로 건물의 형태를 구축했어요.
외부와 내부의 경계, 바닥과 천장과의 경계 마저 오리가미 패턴 안에
숨겨 버렸어요. 그 덕분에 우리가 보는 이미지와 같이
독특한 내외부 공간들이 연속성을 가지면 펼쳐지네요.
접혀진 부분이 많은 곳은 자연스럽게 프로그램이 위치하고
열려진 곳은 외부와 연결되는 공용공간으로 계획되었네요.
맨 외곽의 한켜씩 펼쳐 나가면 결국에는
한장의 면이 되어 버릴 것만 같네요.
This multimedia library in Anzin, France, by Strasbourg architects Dominique Coulon & Associés is wrapped in overlapping slices of concrete.
Reading rooms at the Médiathèque d’Anzin are revealed to the town outside through exposed areas of glazing, while the triangular geometry continues inside.
The building reveals its preciousness at first sight.
Its pure, sophisticated geometry situates it as a public building.
The deliberate areas of transparency reveal its content.
The reading rooms present the building to the town in the manner of an invitation.
The multimedia library is covered with large white veils that reflect the light.
The building asserts it lightness, like an origami.
The successive folds and flaps repeat this image.
It is white, almost immaterial, like the mere projection of a concept, yet it is brimming with the life that constitutes it beyond its physical limits.
On the inside, there is abundant, uniform light.
The space is open and fluid, offering optimal flexibility.
The lighting effect produced by the tall gaps that appear to float in space is truly beautiful.
The volumes are independent and geometrically free, giving the whole a wonderfully poetic feel.