The future Regional Multimedia Library in Caen: ongoing dialogue between librarians and architects

The new Regional Multimedia Library in Caen is a fine example of the importance of maintaining an ongoing dialogue between library staff and architects in planning, designing, and constructing any new project. Starting with initial discussions over the project's scholarly and cultural aims, followed by careful consideration of the needs of various user categories and the various phases of the architect's intepretive and creative work, the various stakeholders each have a fundamental role to play in the final design.