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Caen Library – Caen, France

Posted in Proposed Design by Gregory Brooks on September 13, 2010

Building: Caen Library (Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale / BMVR)
Status: Competition winner – announced 9/10/2010
Architect: OMA (Rem Koolhaas)

AE Interest: Massing response to context, open middle floor, exposed diagonal bracing, large openings in floor diaphragm. For similar work, see Seattle Central Library.

Article: BDOnline
Video: Vimeo

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