Vandoeuvre is a suburb of Nancy. Mainly built in the 50’s and 60’s it houses a large concentration of multi storey public housing.
The “mediatheque”, so called because it concerns not only books but all medias including magazines, newspapers, TV programs, videos, music and art gallery.
The projects offer 5 levels of library and a concert hall in the basement. The different sections are organised freely in the main space, a volume of 45x50mx20m high. Each floor integrates generous voids so one always has the perception of the whole. The main facade opens onto a large parvis. Along the boulevard elements turning with the wind creates a kinetic effect responding to the cars passing by.
Location: Vandoeuvre, Nancy, France 48°39’47.08″N, 6°10’22.34″E
Client: Ville de Vandoeuvre
Design team: Lacoste+Stevenson in association with Vincent Hubert
Photopgrahy/images: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects