Multimedia library Les Sources Vives / MU Architecture
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Grégoire Dubreux, Laura Houssin, Yorick Isnard, Nathalia Rye Fujii, Sofia Vasconcelos, Julian Catherine
Text description provided by the architects. The “Les Sources Vives” media library blurs the boundaries between architecture and sculpture, object and landscape, interior and exterior. Outside, the zinc roof merges into a refined origami structure in resonance with the arcades of the viaduct and the architecture of the Cultural Centre. The structure of the roof unfolds like a big transparent book in which you are invited to enter to make it yours.
Inside, the ceiling is designed as an immaculate room whose large movements carry the identity of the spaces. It highlights the different parts of the program, freeing up uses, but without compartmentalizing them. The folds of the roof and its ceiling guide a movement from the exterior to the interior of the building. They nourish and arouse curiosity, which we consider to be the primary driving force of culture.
By merging with the ground, the building integrates the program into its natural environment. The roof is planted in the landscape, it embraces its terrain. It becomes the landscape while exploiting the calories of the ground thanks to the 15 drilled holes, which allow the use of green energy by geothermal energy.
The 8 slopes of the roof, which span 60 metres, are large lattice girders and allow for a free-form plan, providing fully modular interior spaces. The heating, electricity and ventilation systems follow a regular mesh and free the walls by crossing the floor. Circulation and evacuation flows are looped to work in any scenario.