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Médiathèque tiers-lieu

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City, Country Courcelles-lès-Lens, France
Year 2017–2021
Client City of Courcelles-lès-Lens
Architect Zita! architectes
Services Structural Engineering
Facts NFA: 1,120 m² | Competition: 2016, 1st Prize
Awards Archello Awards 2023, Library Building of the Year - 3rd place

The project concerned the construction of a Media Library in Courcelles-lès-Lens, within the framework of the rehabilitation of an industrial building, close to the city centre.

The existing building was mainly composed of a hall covered by a steel framework. The load-bearing system of this roof is made up of a set of trusses resting on metal posts.

The completed project carried out therefore to replace the existing roof with a system of pyramid-shaped capitals with a rectangular base, the sides of which are inclined at 20° to the vertical and have windows. The capitals are designed as boxes that are placed on a network of horizontal beams at a height of 3m that rest on the rows of posts that have been preserved and on new posts created on the periphery of the building in order to free up the space of the media library completely.

Structural Engineering