20 architectural studios were invited to participate in the competition, and the winner was Dominique Perrault. The jury found the project presented by OMA, the architectural practice founded by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, overly abstract and decontextualised.
This exhibition presents a series of drawings, studies and models which OMA produced for the competition. The project was a 100 m high cube on the Seine; the design concept was to create empty unbuilt spaces in a compact cube containing the archives.
Title: Très Grande Bibliothèque (Very Big Library)
Dates: May 15 ? September 9 2012
Images: OMA © CCA, Montréal; © Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)