The hanging marble façade of the Val d’Europe Library in Serris (Seine et Marne) has been completed in 2006. It has been realized in a contemporary style with a high level of technology and engineering.
“It is a mineral screen hanging slightly apart from the main structure wall, producing a soft light and protecting both the books and readers from direct sunshine. The vibration of light between the marble tiles provides a tremulous effect very similar to autumn foliage hit by the sun.” explain the designers, architects Paul Chemetov and Borja Huidobro.
The cladding numbers 1.460 marble elements of 1,21m x 0,39m (average) for 25 mm thickness. The overall weight of this screen structure
is 42 tons.