Education / Research

Central lending library

Rennes

1987

The library's task is to distribute books and documents in the region. Mobile libraries drop off documents in different communities or lend them directly to readers. Horizontal under its wide, shaped canopy, the library is placed at the heart of the open landscape of sports facilities on the university campus in the style of a Frank Lloyd Wright prairie house.

Canopies and frame in white concrete. Envelope made from "Manhattan" composite panels forming modules which join onto glazed frame modules. Like building with Meccano.