Media Library Les Sources Vives

Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel

Media Library Les Sources Vives

MU Architecture

CATEGORY
Mixed Use Architecture, Library

LOCATION
Avon, France

AREA
1250 m²

YEAR
2021

MANUFACTURERS
Aermec, Serge Ferrari, Tarkett, Arval, Bibliotheca, Hakagerodur Ag, Idm, Schuco, Silvera, Vm Zinc

PHOTOGRAPHS
David Foessel

LANSCAPE GARDENER
LOCUSCAPE

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Anatech, Arcad, Acka

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN
Grégoire Dubreux, Laura Houssin, Yorick Isnard, Nathalia Rye Fujii, Sofia Vasconcelos, Julian Catherine

ROADS & UTILITIES
3ia Ingineers

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Anaïs Lancrenon

HVAC, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL
Stéphane Brémond, Studetech

The Media Library ”Les Sources Vives” blurs the line between architecture and sculpture, object and landscape, interior and exterior.

Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel
Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel

Outside, the zinc roof comes together in a refined origami structure resonating with the arcades of the viaduct and the architecture of the Cultural Center.

The roof structure unfolds like a large and transparent book where you are invited to enter to make it your own.

Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel
Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel
Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel

Inside, the ceiling is conceived like an immaculate piece whose large movements carry the identity of the spaces. It highlights the different parts of the program, freeing up the uses, but without partitioning them.

The folds of the roof and its ceiling guide a movement from the outside to the inside of the building.

Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel
Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel

They support and arouse curiosity, which we believe to be the primary engine of culture.

By merging with the ground, the building integrates the program into its natural environment.

Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel
Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel

The roof is planted in the landscape, it embraces its land. It becomes the landscape while exploiting the calories.

The ground thanks to the 15 drillings carried out, which allow the use of green energy by geothermal energy.

Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel
Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel

The 8 roof slopes, which stretch over 60 meters, are large lattice beams and allow a free-form plan, offering fully modular interior spaces.

The heating, electrical and ventilation systems follow a regular grid and free up the walls by passing through the floor.

Circulation and evacuation flows are looped in order to work in any scenario.

Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel
Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel
Media Library Les Sources Vives
© David Foessel


Media Library Les Sources Vives
Cross section
Media Library Les Sources Vives
Detail
Media Library Les Sources Vives
South facade / Longitudinal section
Media Library Les Sources Vives
East facade


Media Library Les Sources Vives
Site plan
Media Library Les Sources Vives
Roof plan
Media Library Les Sources Vives
Ground floor