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BUILDING
 
 
Bibliothèque Nationale de France François Mitterrand
French National Library François Mitterrand
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DESIGNER
 
 
Dominique Perrault

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DESCRIPTION
 
history
The project won the competition by invitation, promoted by François Mitterrand and announced on July 14, 1988. Participants numbered 244 architects, 139 of whom were foreigners. In 1989, the jury headed by Ieoh Ming Pei selected four projects to propose to the President of the Republic: Dominique Perrault, Jan Kaplicky (Future Systems), James Stirling and Philippe Chaix, and Jean-Luc Morel; honourable mention for Rem Koolhaas and Jean Nouvel.
Mitterrand and the jury unanimously chose the project by Dominque Perrault, four towers in the shape of an open book with a suspended square in the middle, as big as the Place de la Concorde.
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BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
 
Construction materials
Italcementi Group
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LOCATION
 
Continent
Europe
Nation
France [France]
Region
Ile-de-France
District
Paris
Town
Paris
Neighborhoods
Arrondissement 13
Address
Quai François Mauriac, 75013 Paris
 
 
Telephone
+33.(0)1.53.79.53.79
Website
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for cultural activities
Libraries and media libraries
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1988 - 1989     project winner of limited competiton
Realisation
1992 - 1995
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AWARDS
 
1996
V Mies van der Rohe Pavilion Award for European Architecture, Barcelona
1990
Médaille d'argent de l'urbanisme, Paris
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  Cœurs [Private Fears in Public Places]
Directed by
Alain Resnais
Nationality
France-Italy
Year of production
2006
Cast
Sabine Azéma, Lambert Wilson, André Dussollier, Pierre Arditi, Laura Morante
Building's role
Appreciable
The movie begin with an aerial shot of the library.
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Edoardo Piccoli, "17 errori griffati/16. Grandeur allo stato puro", Il giornale dell'architettura 65, settembre 2008, "Inchiesta/Quando le archistar sbagliano" p. 8 (5-6, 8-9)
Francisco Asensio, Architettura Oggi, Mondadori Electa, Milano 2006, pp. 48-53
"Biblioteca Nacional de Francia/French National Library", El Croquis 104, 2001/I [Dominique Perrault. 1990-2001. The violence of neutral/La violencia de lo neutro], pp. 40-73
Casabella 679, giugno/june 2000, "produzione"
"Lastre Roofmate TV/Roofmate TV sheets", Domus 826, maggio/may 2000, Rassegna p. 141
L'Arca 147, aprile/april 2000 [Luce e trasparenza/Light and Transparency], "l'Arca2" p. 105
Carlo Paganelli, "I quattro libri dell'architettura/Bibliothèque Nationale de France", L'Arca Plus, 1999/I [Dominique Perrault], pp. 74-83
"Biblioteca nazionale francese, Parigi/French National Library, Paris", Domus 793, maggio/may 1997 [L’immagine del potere/The image of power], pp. 40-45
Dominique Perrault, Bibliothèque nationale de France. 1989 1995, Birkhäuser, Basel 1996
Jean-Paul Robert, "BNF. Faux départ", L'architecture d'aujourd'hui 298, avril/april 1995, pp. 42-43
Hervé Martin, Guide de l'Architecture Moderne à Paris 1900-1995/Guide to Modern Architecture in Paris 1900-1995, Éditions Alternatives, Paris 1995, 5ª edizione, pp. 139
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CLIENT
 
 
Ministère de la Culture, Secrétariat d’Etat aux Grands Travaux, Etablissement Public de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France
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AMOUNT
 
 
FF. 3.300.000.000 (€ 500.000.000)
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Surface
site sq.m. 65.300
total floor sq.m. 365.178

landscape setting up: sq.m. 10.782
Number
250 arbres
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Sechaud & Bossuyt, Paris
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STAFF
 
Project
DPA Dominique Perrault Architecture
Project architect
Dominique Perrault, Aude Perrault, Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost
Design team
Daniel Allaire, Gabriel Choukroun, Guy Morisseau, Maxime Gasperini, , Pablo Gil, Jean-François Candeille, Yves Conan, Franck Michigan, Thierry Meunier
Collaborators
Luciano D'Alessio, Claude Alovisetti, Emmanuelle Andreani, Judith Barber, Philippe Berbet, Jérôme Besse, Jean Luc Bichet, Charles Caglini, Christo Chinkov, Alexander Dierendonck, Celine Dos Santos, Marie-France Dissaussois, Laura Ferreira-Sheehan, Corinna Fuhrer, Catriona Gatheral, Dominique Guibert, Serge Guyon, Dominique Jauvin, Anne Kaplan, Christian Laborde, Catherine Lanot, Maryvonne Lanco, Corinne Lafon, Olivier Lidon, Zhi-Jian Lin, Pierre Loritte, Patrice Marchand, Brigitte Michaud, Rosa Precigout, René Puybonnieux, Martine Rigaud, Hildegard Ruske, Jerôme Thibault, Catherine Todaro, Louis van Ost, Inge Waes, Constantin Coursaris
Structural consultant
Perrault Associés, Paris (architectural engineering)
Gestione del progetto
HGM Guy Huguet SA, Lyon
Audiovisual design
Syseca
Hydraulic engineer
Technip Seri Construction, Paris
Quantity surveyor
Pieffet-Corbin-Tomasina, Paris
Acoustical consultant
A.C.V., Paris
Agronomy
Sauveterre, Eric Jacobsen
Settings
Didier Onde & Sophie Thomas
Plastic models, rendering
Didier Ghislain
 
 
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