National Library of France Reopens After a Decade

After a decade of renovations by architects Bruno Gaudin and Virginie Brégal, the National Library of France is reopening and the new renovations are as varied as they are spectacular. The library (located at Rue de Richelieu in Paris) houses everything from the “collections and reading rooms of the manuscripts department, the maps and plans branch, the coins, medals and antiques bureau, and the performing arts office.” Now, the interior blends traditional, original design with decidedly modern flourishes and still pays utmost respect to the history housed there. See more on designboom.