Albatros media library

Armentières - France

Date: 2004

Client: Ville d’Armentières

Net area: 2330 m² SHON

Cost: 3.65 M€ HT

Mission: invited competition entry

Competition entry for the new regional media library in the town of Armentières in northern France. The project, a centerpiece of the urban renewal and transformation area adjacent to the train station, was conceived as a translucent, malleable programmatic «substance» capable of being shaped to configure the adjacent urban conditions as well as its internal spatial order. Program includes reading and consultation spaces, an 80-seat auditorium, office and work spaces, exhibition spaces, and a planted esplanade on the exterior fronting the main entry.