Extension of the CTLES by Antonini Darmon architects + Rmdm Architects

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Extension of an existing building designed in 1996 by Dominique Perrault for Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche (MENESR).

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Photo © Julien Lanoo

This project is intended to archive documents from the libraries of universities and research centers in the Paris region, as well as from the French National Library.

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Photo © Julien Lanoo

The CTLES designed by Dominique Perrault imposes a strong identity on the site.

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The logic of the layout and the architectural style constitute a harmonious and appropriate whole; the building’s sequences and the creation of the internal road give the site its structure.

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Photo © Julien Lanoo

Maintaining the consistency and integrity of the existing building, our addition represents a natural extension, but detached to avoid distorting the original structure.

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Photo © Julien Lanoo

To ensure proper conservation of the archives, the easy flow of documents and ease for the user, the project relies on three major functional principles:

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Two silo buildings to conserve the document collections, served by a central gallery with natural light, secured by an enveloping skin bringing together all the technical requirements on the periphery.

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Photo © Julien Lanoo

From the point of view of both implementation and architectural expression, the extension works in continuity with Perrault’s building.

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Photo © Pierre L’Excellent

Again taking metal as the sole material, the extension is covered in veined stainless steel; its brightness contrasts with the dullness of the original aluminum. Antonini Darmon architects + Rmdm Architects.

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Photo © Pierre L’Excellent
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Photo © Pierre L’Excellent
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Photo © Pierre L’Excellent
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Photo © Julien Lanoo
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Photo © Julien Lanoo
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Photo © Julien Lanoo
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Photo © Julien Lanoo
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Photo © Pierre L’Excellent
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Photo © Julien Lanoo
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Photo © Julien Lanoo
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