The BnF

Richelieu renovation work

Major phases

2016 Calendar

2016 major phases
Mid-December Opening of the new Reception service and of the renovated zone along the rue de Richelieu
October-November Closing of all the reading rooms at Richelieu Library (Oval reading room, Performing Arts Department, Department of Prints and Photography, Manuscripts Department, Department of Coins, Medals and Antiques); closing of the Reception and Accreditation service
May 17th Availability of the Maps and Plans Department's collections at François-Mitterrand Library (Rez-de-Jardin level, Room R)
Beginning of April Closing of the Museum of Coins, Medals and Antiques
End of March Closing of the reading room of the Maps and Plans Department

The major phases: 2006 - 2020

 
  • 2017 - 2020
    Renovation of the half of the building located along the rue Vivienne. All departments remain open to users.
  • December 2016
    Opening of the renovated zone along the rue de Richelieu (Manuscripts Department, Performing Arts Department, Department of Coins, Medals and Antiques)
  • May 2016
    Opening of the consultation area of the Maps and Plans Department in Room R of the Department of Science and Technology
  • March 2016
    Closing of the reading room of the Maps and Plans Department
  • June 2011 - May 2016
    Renovation of the half of the building located along the rue de Richelieu.
  • September 2010 - April 2011
    Preparatory operations for renovation work.
  • 6 April 2010
    Closing of the half of the building located along the rue de Richelieu.
  • 2007 - 2010
    Architectural assessment.
  • June 2007
    Designation of Bruno Gaudin as the architect leading the renovation project.
  • November 2006
    Signature of the agreement designating the EMOC (Etablissement de Maîtrise d’Ouvrage des travaux Culturels) to run the renovation project on behalf of both the Ministry of Culture and Communication (MCC – 80% of the total amount of expenses) and the Ministry of Education (MEN – 20% of the total amount of expenses).

The protagonists

 

Manuscript's reading room

Renovation of Richelieu library involves numerous partners with specific expertise and complementary missions.

Decision makers

The Ministry of Culture and Communication (MCC), as the contracting authority, funds 80% of the project costs.

The Ministry of Education (MEN) funds 20% of the project costs. This budget will be devoted to the running of partner libraries housed in the Richelieu quadrilateral area.

The project pilot

The Opérateur du patrimoine et des projets immobiliers de la culture  (OPPIC) has been commissioned by the MCC and the MEN to pilot the project.

 The architect

The agence Bruno Gaudin was selected in July 2007 to run the renovation project. It works in collaboration with the three following agencies: IOSIS (all professions), CASSO (prevention) and L’Observatoire 1 (lighting techniques).

Jean-François Lagneau, Chief architect for historic monuments, provides advice when listed areas of the library are concerned.

 Users

BnF remains the owner of Richelieu quadrilateral area. Numerous services of the library are deeply involved in the project: however, the OPPIC has privileged relationships with the following divisions: the « Richelieu project » staff and the Technical services department.

The Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) and Ecole nationale des Chartes (ENC) use some of the areas that will be renovated.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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