cité des sciences

maison du livre

The “Maison du Livre” (University Library) is dedicated to academic research, but is also open to the public. It plays an important part in Belval’s urban project, which aims to achieve a variety of facilities as well as integrating academic roles into the urban structure.


Due to its geographical location on the site, this true showcase for the “Cité des Sciences” is part of the socio-cultural cluster that also includes the future “Centre National de la Culture Industrielle” (National Centre for Industrial Cultural) and the “Archives Nationales” (National Archives). This library, which is housed in the former industrial “Möllerei” building between Academic Square and the Blast Furnace Terrace, must make an effort to break away from this rigid structure, in order to transform itself into a user-friendly space with a strong identity.