Gallery: OMA Wins Commission for Gleaming New Library in Caen, France

 

OMA is certainly on a roll these days when it comes to winning commissions for spectacular public spaces. The famed architectural firm headed by Rem Koolhaus recently revealed their winning design for the Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale (BMVR), an incredible new library to be located on the tip of the peninsula of Caen, France. The BMVR will mark the firm’s first cultural building in France with an area of nearly 130,000 square feet across two intersecting masses clad in gleaming floor to ceiling windows. Underscored by a sustainable design program, the new structure will feature an energy efficient system able to respond to local climactic conditions and confluent floor plans that will both maximize natural light and create a comfortable and inspiring atmosphere for visitors to convene and be enlightened.

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