Lons Le Saunier library

Architect : DU BESSET LYON

Project details

  • Reference : 2008-064
  • Project manager(s) : Gontran DUFOUR - Robert-Jan van SANTEN
  • Client : Ville de Lons le Saunier
  • Surface : 3,500 m²
  • Budget total : 9,310,000.00 €
  • Localisation : Lons le saunier
  • Glass : Façade bombée
  • Programme : Library
  • Work : New building

As mineral as its neighbors it presents a narrow façade on the street to better extend deep into the plot. At this point, it hollows out giving way to a public place which offers a welcome breathing space in this densely packed neighborhood. The curvature of this slender facade increases the presence of the building. Deeper in, its largest facade is curved so as to act as a natural link between the street and the alley running along the back of the church. This great concave facade sends a formal response to the impressive steep slope of the church’s slate covered roof.