The project comprises of two distinct wings, linked by a central reception area. The 65 m long east wing contains multimedia libraries for adults and children, the west wing is longer at 75 m and houses both a Music School and Dance School. The architects sought a contemporary building in the heart of the plot that redefines the relationship with its natural surroundings (gardens, alleys, stone walls) and the built environment (traditional buildings and shelters). They conceived the plan of the different cultural spaces as growing like a rhizome connected at the reception area. Here, full glazing plunges the visitor into the green setting highlighted by the wild flower meadow between the two wings.
The steep pitched roof profile of the existing buildings is reflected in the new but with a modern continuity of surfaces in purple slate, interrupted by transparent mesh areas of expanded, pre-oxidised copper sheets over large glazed areas. The entrance to the complex from the street is announced by a dematerialised extrusion
of vernacular buildings, also veiled in copper mesh.