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Morlanwelz

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The intentions mentioned in the development plan are the result of a marked change in the user's practice. The library is no longer seen as a place to read or borrow a book, but a place of training and collective expression. The paper collections give way to the services offered by the library staff.
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Not far from downtown Morlanwelz, the challenge is to provide users with a wide horizontal platform which translates into better versatility, scalability and sustainability of the building. Space can grow, shrink, disappear to the profit of other spaces.

The roof, ​​entirely made of wood, is the most present element in the library. In between two pages of reading or during relaxing time, the roof provides a feeling of comfort, protection, well-being. Throughout the course, the user is immersed in different luminosities and views opening onto pieces of varied landscape. The general nature of the library is rather intimate and closed by itself. Occasional accents highlight some views to the street of Malaise, rue des Hêtres, the sports field, the patio and slices of the sky through the roof at varied heights. Without favoring a particular orientation, the library lets in the light of morning, day, evening and north, directly or through a tree canopy
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Typology
Civic and community
Status
Concept proposal
Year of conception
2013
Total budget
1.600.000
Per square meters
1.600
Area
1000
Stability
Ney & Partners
Special techniques
Abcis Van Wetter
Acoustic
Daidalos
Landscape
Furniture
SHSH
Benoit Henken & SHSH


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