Bussy Saint George is an Extension of an existing building designed by Dominique Perrault, 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.

Courtesy of Antonini + Darmon Architectes & Rmdm Architects – Photographs : Pierre l’excellent, Julien Lanoo

The CTLES designed by Dominique Perrault imposes a strong identity on the site. 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. Maintaining the consistency and integrity of the existing building, our addition represents a natural extension, but detached to avoid distorting the original structure.

Courtesy of Antonini + Darmon Architectes & Rmdm Architects – Photographs : Pierre l’excellent, 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: 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.

Courtesy of Antonini + Darmon Architectes & Rmdm Architects – Photographs : Pierre l’excellent, Julien Lanoo

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

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Project Info :

Architects : Antonini + Darmon Architectes & Rmdm Architects
Project Area : 10000.0 m2
Client : Epaurif
Project Year:  2017
Photographs : Pierre l’excellent, Julien Lanoo
Contractor : Antonini + Darmon mandataires + Rmdm
Project manager : Sibylle Darde worksite: Daliana Vasilache
Project Location : Le Génitoy, 77600 Bussy-Saint-Georges, France
Manufacturers : Schüco, RAICO STEEL THERM, VEC, TOLARTOIS, Forster, SFC 85

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