By : Atelier TAG + NEUF architect(e)s
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Public Building / Cultural Building : Gold Certification
Categories : Special Award / Wood featured in architecture : Silver Certification
The Donalda-Charron library proposes a landscaping approach in which interior spaces are read as an integral and continuous part of the Parc Central. The building’s single-level layout allows for complete democratization of the space and optimization of its relationship to the surrounding context.
The library’s social and technical programs are arranged in the landscape as pavilions contained within a glass case. The cores house the closed rooms, freeing the rest of the building from partitioning constraints and fixed functions. The cores are strategically located in relationship to the immediate surroundings to organize nearby activities and to offer a variety of geo-specific spaces following the cardinal points. On the northern side, the gentle, diffused sunlight of the workrooms provide a calm haven. Taking its cues from the energy of the play area, the southern core houses the activity room. The eastern core, directly connected to the urban square and capable of functioning autonomously, contains the multipurpose room and becomes the Plateau’s cultural showcase.
Thanks to the creation of an environment which speaks to the senses and the spirit, the library becomes a forum contributing to community dialogue, to individual well-being, and to living together in a place of cohesion and belonging which is rooted in its territory.
Architect : Atelier TAG
Architect : NEUF architect(e)s