La Tête au Carré library in Nice

La Tête au Carré (the Square Head) library is one of widely known monuments in Nice, France. This huge sculpture was designed by French sculptor Sacha Sosno and made by two architects - Francis Chapus and Yves Bayard.

La Tête au Carré library in Nice

Sosno had an idea of building such unusual construction-sculpture during many years, but only in 1997 he had a chance to implement it when it was selected for an administrative office of Louis Nucéra Library. La Tête au Carré was finished and finally presented to the large audience in 2002. And although not all inhabitants of Nice like this ugly, according to them, building, it still has the right to exist and has even become one of the main curiosities in the city.

La Tête au Carré library in Nice

Louis Nucéra Library consists of two buildings - La Tête au Carré sculpture with the library administration inside and the municipal library itself. The unusual sculpture of Sosno is 32 yards high and has 7 floors (4 in the cube and 3 in the neck) where 40 staff members work.

La Tête au Carré library in Nice

The cube dimensions are 16,4x16,4x16,4 yards. La Tête au Carré is made of aluminium and covered with an aluminium mesh that is finely perforated so that anybody can’t see the inside from outside. Also, this odd construction is beautifully illuminated every evening and night that has been made by French light
artist Yann Kersalé.
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