The University Library was designed by Chabanne & Partners Architects is located in Reims, France. This stunning design is the identity of the university, the library is a showcase, a place identifiable and recognizable building unites a neighborhood and contributes to the continuity of flows and activities. The project takes its part in rebuilding the urban fabric of the campus along one axis strengths. Part of a new generation of buildings in search of another monumental form, the library must be visible and worth reading in the heart of the region. As an open book with its sloping facade is a large ship, a meeting place and focus of knowledge. Outside, the style formed by the large metal pole, embodying the handwriting, irregular and cursive, drawn on a piece of paper on a traditional book.
The sloping facade is covered by a network of fine openings such bands with the binary code symbol of the computer and the new stand of knowledge. As a fundamental design principle, the volume of the project was completely focused on controlling natural light. Otherwise, openings, awnings and wood siding, bakelite alternate to punctuate the facades. At the heart of the project, shelter central atrium of the main piece of work. The quality of the results of natural lighting from shelters mainly in the roof, allowing a good homogeneity of the light. Large windows on the east and west sides of buildings “to ensure the additional light needed. Windows frames are equipped with a shade screen to avoid glare. Shade screens allow reading areas located in the building projecting to enjoy the light without being dazzled or be seen from outside as “lattices”.