Alexis de Tocqueville library inaugurated by the Minister for culture, Audrey Azoulay.
After 3 years of construction work, the Alexis de Tocqueville library, considered as one of the most beautiful libraries in France was inaugurated on Friday 13 January 2017 by the Minister of culture, Audrey Azoulay.
This impressive library, in the shape of Saint Andrew’s cross, on the Caen peninsula was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas and the architectural firm OMA – Office for Metropolitan Architecture.
The gigantic library consists of 4 poles: arts in the east, human science in the south, literature in the west and science and technology in the north. The library also boasts a reading area of 2,300 m2, an exhibition hall, a café as well as an auditorium.
The Alexis de Tocqueville multimedia library, named after the famous philosopher and politician, Member of Parliament for Manche between 1839 and 1851, is viewed as a major stepping stone towards the modernisation of the city of Caen. It is a place to meet as well as share culture and knowledge.
Quinette Gallay equips the conference hall of one of the most beautiful libraries of France
Quinette Gallay was selected to equip the new conference room of this superb library.
Quinette Gallay designed, manufactured and installed 364 blue and black Cube Court seats on behalf of the urban community of Caen La Mer.