Bibliothèque Félix-Leclerc: An Extension Project to Form Dialogue with the Urban and Landscape Environment

Anne Carrier was appointed to build an extension for a library named. Bibliothèque Félix-Leclerc is situated on avenue Bégin Lévis, Quebec Canada.

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For this project, the firm wanted to convey an architectural expression that was unifying and sober with the intention of maintaining the library’s organizational character and identity. At the same time, they also wanted to imbricate the new volume.

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The building was exteriorized by widening its existing hall and incorporating an axis that links the nearby school and the library to the Pie XI Boulevard. With such design, the building now affirms the main entrance to the street.

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The dynamic of the new façade and the internal activity are uncovered through the sequence of openings that reinforce the dialogue between the urban and the surrounding landscape.

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Here is the entrance to the library. With an array of full-height glasses, the street and its views can be easily seen from the inside.

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The extension appears like it is deposited on the existing building from thin walls, allowing natural light to penetrate to all reading spaces inside the library.

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The library is adorned with green plants to help improve the interior and offer a breath of fresh air.

Via Anne Carrier

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