An ancient convent in Mons has recently undergone a major restoration to house the library of the University of Mons. The architects faced a challenging task of integrating modern technologies and materials while preserving and respecting the heritage of the 17th century architecture.
The team of architects paid special attention to acoustics and aesthetics of the space. Acoustics - because it was important to offer the serenity to the users of the library. And aesthetics which calls for a carefully crafted minimalistic design that melts into the grandeur of the historic building.