Bisset Adams Architects have recently refurbished La Médiathèque at the French Institute in South Kensington, London. The library is at the heart of the distinctive Grade II listed 1930’s Art Deco venue and provides visitors with access to the largest collection of French material in the UK.
The recently completed design and restoration work creates a sensitive yet powerful juxtapose between the new and the old. The concept was to create an innovative ‘pioneering’ library with a modern reading room twist, whilst reinforcing the powerful history and culture synonymous with the Institute.
Institut Français du Royaume-Uni