Decision-making in constructing a municipal library : the example of Castres

In order to illustrate the decision-making process in an architecture project, the author has choosen the example of Castres. He attends then all the ups and downs of the project, from 1967 to 1976 : selection of the site and program, the appointment of the architect by the municipality, and the whole administrative operation which led the grant file to the building decision. The study points out the importance of the aesthetic criteria as well as the notion of architecture quality in the communications of the various partners and in the decision-making process itself.