TIFA 2023 Architecture / Interiors

Turning Point

  • Prize
    Bronze in Architecture/Interiors
  • Photographer
    Marie-Line Dentler
  • Photo Date

This photo was captured in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Richelieu Site, after its reopening following a decade-long renovation period. It's an abstract view of the new main staircase designed by Atelier Gaudin Architectes. The modern steel and aluminum staircase that winds up towards the upper floors replaces an old monumental one. The replacement didn’t go without controversy during the project phase. To me this Grand staircase embodies the renewal of the Richelieu site. Taking this picture also coincided for me with what I feel is my renewed approach to photography, a turning point.