National Library of France
Renovation of Richelieu library involves numerous partners with specific expertise and complementary missions.
Works in the Manuscript's reading room
© J.-C. Ballot/BnF
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 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.
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 11, 2011
To be notedRichelieu Library remains opened during renovation work.