L’Ourse Public Library by Ricardo Bofill

Ourse Public Library

Ourse Public LibraryThe new public library “L’Ourse” represents a cultural landmark in the heart of the French town of Dinard.
Ourse Public LibraryAs part of an ambitious development scheme, this major education resource is key to the urban regeneration of the area, which was actually a neglected no- man’s land.
Ourse Public LibraryThis major education resource has already become a cultural landmark for the town.
Ourse Public LibraryWith a total area of 2,300sqm distributed over three floors, the facility provides shelf space for 36,000 multimedia documents, 32,000 books, 4,500 cd and 1,500 dvd.
Ourse Public LibraryThe ground-floor includes an exhibition hall and a 470 sqm reading room   reserved to adults and teenagers.
Ourse Public LibraryThe children reading and activity rooms are located on the first floor. The    basement locates the administrative office and provides storage facility for the city archives.
Ourse Public LibraryThe sleek design by RBTA seeks to maximize daylight penetration through the balanced use of glass and stone; generous wall openings frame the views of the 19th century buildings surrounding the facility site.
Ourse Public LibraryA soft, neutral color palette applied in the interior design contributes to the inviting character of the building. Source: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura.
Ourse Public LibraryLocation: Dinard, France
Architect: Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura
Total area: 2,300 sqm
Year: 2013
Client: City of Dinard
Photographs: Lluis Carbonell

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