New library in old settings
The abbey enclosure of Corbie is encircled by a long 18th century stonewall. Set on the edge of a sharp drop within the stonewall, the new media library overlooks the beautiful town and the magnificent gothic abbey. A building, a sculpture or a reflection of the surrounding landscape, the media library in the Community of Val de Somme is all at once.
The combination of large windows and a terrace on one hand, and private little nooks and crannies on the other, makes the architecture both open to the neighbourhood and closed-in on itself.