Caen Library in France

A major new 12,700-square-meter four-story library is due to open in May 2015 and will be the focal point of new development in Caen, France. The award for this library project was given to OMA on 10 September 2010 who is famous for many landmark projects such as the acclaimed Seattle Central Library as well as Qatar’s Education City Central Library which is currently in progress.
Known as the Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale (BMVR), the library building which is located at the tip of the Caen penisula, resembles an “X” with its four wings protruding towards four of the city’s landmarks – the abbeys Abbaye-aux-Dames in the north and Abbaye-aux-Hommes in the east; the central train station to the south; and an area of new construction in the west. Each of these four planes houses one of these four disciplines – human sciences, science and technology, literature, and arts and intersects in the centre into two reading rooms, thus encouraging maximum interaction across the four disciplines.
You may read more about this project on this link.
Here’s OMA’s flythrough video showing a glimpse of what’s to come:

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