matali crasset injects color into geneva cité library renovation
 
matali crasset injects color into geneva cité library renovation matali crasset injects color into geneva cité library renovation
may 26, 2015

matali crasset injects color into geneva cité library renovation

matali crasset injects color into geneva cité library renovation
all images by luca fascini, bibliothèque de la cité – genève

 

 

 

french designer matali crasset was charged with the renovation and reorganization of the cité library in geneva. recently completed, the library embodies the themes recurrent in crasset’s past and present work. using design as a guide for users to search for knowledge, the new layout of each floor demonstrates a distinctive theme along with a strategy to promote learning in alternative ways: specially-designed areas for children, integration of technology and diverse seating arrangements.

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a sculptural timber book shelf

 

 

 

the first floor illustrates the theme of ‘the imaginary world’ meanwhile, the third floor contains books revolving around ‘the world of music’. along with the use of bright colors to visually aid the layout, cosy and private areas have been dotted around the entire space to strengthen concentration and focus.

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each floor highlights a different theme

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seating and tables are integrated into the book shelves

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color has been used as an aid

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specially designed areas to engage children with reading

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study area

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the left side of the library is designated for group development

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