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Cervantes Institute Library

Cervantes Institute Library

This project involves the renovation and functional enhancement of the Octavio Paz Library in the Cervantes Institute in Paris, in order to update it and provide it with the security, accessibility and functionality that it needs in the present day. The building is an old mansion which was built in 1883 by architect Paul Dechard, consisting of two blocks enclosing a small service courtyard, which is accessed through a carriage passage.

The building is protected by heritage laws that affect the areas of greatest architectural and decorative interest, such as the main staircase, the great hall of mirrors, the reading rooms and the access passage.

The renovation project aims to upgrade its functionality as a library, expanding the reading rooms and creating other new ones for teaching, whilst also improving the circulation routes, accesses and installation systems.

Thus, it achieves maximum use of space and resources, rearranging the entrance and control point so that it functions in a more flexible manner, in line with new uses as they develop and in optimal security conditions.

The work also retains the utmost respect for the original architectural style that is so characteristic of late 19th-century Paris, preserving its volumetric, spatial and artistic features.

2009, Prizewinner architecture competition organized by the Cervantes Institute

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Description: Competititon. Refurbishment and upgrading of the Cervantes Institute in Paris, France..

Situation: Paris, France

Year: 2010 | Area: 1450m2 | Typology: Rehabilitación

Arquitectos: Jaime Sanahuja, Emilio Cubillos, Anna Santacreu Local Partner:MCBAD Colomer-Dumont, París.

Partners: 
Ricardo Alonso.
MCBAD Colomer Dumont, local partners, París.

Promoter: Instituto Cervantes

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The building is an old mansion which was built in 1883 by architect Paul Dechard, consisting of two blocks enclosing a small service courtyard, which is accessed through a carriage passage. The building is protected by heritage laws that affect the areas of greatest architectural and decorative interest, such as the main staircase

Project

Thus, it achieves maximum use of space and resources, rearranging the entrance and control point so that it functions in a more flexible manner, in line with new uses as they develop and in optimal security conditions.

Work in progress

This project involves the renovation and functional enhancement of the Octavio Paz Library in the Cervantes Institute in Paris, in order to update it and provide it with the security, accessibility and functionality that it needs in the present day.

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