Photo credit: Adrien Williams
Developed in partnership with Atelier TAG for an architectural competition organized by the city, the Bibliothèque Donalda-Charron sits at the heart of Gatineau’s Plateau district—a green neighbourhood designed in 2007.
The project develops a strong landscaping approach, which contributes to its inclusion as a continuation of the Parc Central. Between the building and the neighbouring forest, a work by Québécois artist Michel de Broin draws inspiration from local botanical and literary heritage. The transparency of the envelope, continuity of the roof and single-storey layout permit complete democratization of the space, and offer great potential for evolution in the longer and shorter term.