MEDIATHEQUE SAINT PAUL

On an island territory such as ours, such an achievement only comes into being once every seven years!
Client :
Company MAROI : John Meyer
Lieu(x) :
Saint Paul - Reunion Island (974)
Date réalisation :
May 2016
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FROM THE HEIGHTS OF SAINT PAUL, FROM THE TAMARINS ROAD, ONE ONLY SEES IT.

This is the community library. A large-scale project on which the Sepalumic teams have once again demonstrated their know-how and responsiveness.

A media library is a structuring project for a municipality.

It is also a major project for the architects and companies that won the competition. Here on the island of La Réunion, the new Saint-Paul Media Library surprises and contrasts, playing the bold with resolutely modern and assertive lines.

David Trottin, founder of the architectural firm Périphériques, tells us about the choices he made to include this pharaonic realization in the island landscape: This cultural equipment is located at the entrance of Saint-Paul. This choice of location required first of all to meet the need

Key facts and figures

  • Project : Creation of a 34m3 media library in Saint Paul
  • Place : Reunion Island (974)
  • Architect : Périphériques Marin + Trottin et Jumeau Architects (copyright law)
  • Manufacturer/ Installer : Company MAROI : John Meyer
  • Range : Jalousie motorized (série 2000)
  • Photos : Luc Boegly
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A TAILOR-MADE PROJECT

Surprisingly, the Saint Paul Media Library has no air conditioning system; the project was thought differently: With Sepalumic, our supplier for more than 15 years, we studied cyclonic wind resistance and water resistance. The specifications also required us to justify a certain level of sound insulation. Sepalumic has therefore created a prototype (2000 series) lens with the type of selected glazing that the teams have passed to the test bench. Motorized jealousies were selected: there are more than 800 engines on the operation! It was a supplier from Northern France who mounted the engine on the prototype. Simulations of open/close use cycles were successful.”

AN END-TO-END ACCOMPANIMENT
And John Meyer also thanks the Sepalumic teams who have been able to support MAROI at all stages: The in situ tests with the engines, the in situ tests for isophonic PV, are all elements that we could not have carried out without their help. Our know-how and our location on Reunion Island combined with the work of their research office from a distance have enabled us to carry out this project! »
Today, the Saint-Paul Media Library is one of the most identifiable buildings on the island. No doubt also thanks to its facade signature, an effect designed by the architect David Trottin: From the outside, appears a stack of pages of uneven books. It’s actually a slightly wavy sun breeze on the outskirts of the building that gives it that dimension in the distance.”

On the other side of the world, a bold new project that makes Sepalumic proud!

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