At the heart of the major urban renovation project in the Aunettes district, the new media library combines the qualities of a user-friendly, accessible cultural facility with the capacity to have an impact on the scale of the agglomeration. With its dual vocation of local action and ambitious influence, the media library highlights the Aunettes district and its inhabitants. The pure geometry of the building, on a rectangular base, respects the overall structure of a strongly structured urban context. In contrast, two vertical flights express a dynamic diagonal that traces the two summits.

This diagonal draws attention from the access angle to the site towards the heart of the district in a new urban link, extended into the public space created. Covered in a vibrant and warm copper skin, it contrasts with the existing buildings. Its demarcation makes its identity, its landmark value. This new media library reformulates the urban landscape of the district by strengthening the links with nature. By relying on the plant heritage of the public spaces, it is inserted between the trees and invites the contemplation of nature.

LOCATION : Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France
PROGRAM : Construction of a mediatheque and landscaping
SURFACE : 3 174 m² – 4 872 m² of landscaping
COST : 8 080 281 € Excl. Tax.
TILETABLE : Competition prize winner end of 2016 – Completion Oct. 2022
CLIENT : Cœur d’Essonne agglomération with SORGEM
ARCHITECTS: archi5 & CALMM architecture
LANDSCAPER : Acte 2 Paysage
ROADS : CL Infra
PHOTOGRAPHS : Think Utopia & Sergio Grazia