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Construction log book

The construction of the library and of the sober and modern temple is an adventure that will last several months.   It will be punctuated by many steps until the delivery of the building, which is scheduled for march 2013.   You can follow here the progress of the building site step by step, and thus share all the little and great moments of this project.

 

 

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Voirie et aménagements extérieurs - © KDC Voirie et aménagements extérieurs - © KDC Voirie et aménagements extérieurs - © KDC Voirie et aménagements extérieurs - © KDC Voirie et aménagements extérieurs - © KDC Voirie et aménagements extérieurs - © KDC
MARCH 2013
Montage des escaliers de secours - © KDC Montage des escaliers de secours - © KDC Montage des escaliers de secours - © KDC
FEBRUARY-MARCH 2013
Pose du parquet massif - © KDC Pose du parquet massif - © KDC Pose du parquet massif - © KDC Pose du parquet massif - © KDC
JANUARY-MARCH 2013
De nombreux corps de métier se croisent et se succèdent au rez-de-jardin - © KDC De nombreux corps de métier se croisent et se succèdent au rez-de-jardin - © KDC De nombreux corps de métier se croisent et se succèdent au rez-de-jardin - © KDC De nombreux corps de métier se croisent et se succèdent au rez-de-jardin - © KDC De nombreux corps de métier se croisent et se succèdent au rez-de-jardin - © KDC De nombreux corps de métier se croisent et se succèdent au rez-de-jardin - © KDC De nombreux corps de métier se croisent et se succèdent au rez-de-jardin - © KDC De nombreux corps de métier se croisent et se succèdent au rez-de-jardin - © KDC
JANUARY-MARCH 2013
Plafond bois de la grande salle - © KDC Plafond bois de la grande salle - © KDC Plafond bois de la grande salle - © KDC Plafond bois de la grande salle - © KDC
JANUARY-MARCH 2013
Végétalisation de la toiture des coursives - © KDC Végétalisation de la toiture des coursives - © KDC Végétalisation de la toiture des coursives - © KDC Végétalisation de la toiture des coursives - © KDC
DECEMBER 2012
Pose des cloisons placo - © KDC Pose des cloisons placo - © KDC
NOVEMBER 2012
Pose des châssis hauts et des baies vitrées de la grande salle - © KDC Pose des châssis hauts et des baies vitrées de la grande salle - © KDC
OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2012
Mise en œuvre du platelage des coursives - © KDC OCTOBER 2012
Mise en œuvre du platelage du parvis - © KDC Mise en œuvre du platelage du parvis - © KDC Mise en œuvre du platelage du parvis - © KDC Mise en œuvre du platelage du parvis - © KDC
OCTOBER 2012
Pose de la couverture de zinc - © KDC Pose de la couverture de zinc - © KDC Pose de la couverture de zinc - © KDC Pose de la couverture de zinc - © KDC Pose de la couverture de zinc - © KDC Pose de la couverture de zinc - © KDC Pose de la couverture de zinc - © KDC

OCTOBER 2012

Pose des châssis aluminium du rez-de-jardin - © KDC Pose des châssis aluminium du rez-de-jardin - © KDC Pose des châssis aluminium du rez-de-jardin - © KDC Pose des châssis aluminium du rez-de-jardin - © KDC
OCTOBER 2012
Voligeage de la charpente - © KDC Voligeage de la charpente - © KDC Voligeage de la charpente - © KDC Voligeage de la charpente - © KDC Voligeage de la charpente - © KDC Voligeage de la charpente - © KDC Voligeage de la charpente - © KDC

SEPTEMBER 2012

Pose de l'isolation, étanchéité et pare-pluie - © KDC Pose de l'isolation, étanchéité et pare-pluie - © KDC Pose de l'isolation, étanchéité et pare-pluie - © KDC Pose de l'isolation, étanchéité et pare-pluie - © KDC Pose de l'isolation, étanchéité et pare-pluie - © KDC Pose de l'isolation, étanchéité et pare-pluie - © KDC

END OF AUGUST - BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER 2012

Interruption estivale des travaux - © Chaunavel & Truffandier Interruption estivale des travaux - © Chaunavel & Truffandier Interruption estivale des travaux - © Chaunavel & Truffandier

AUGUST 2012

Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC Laying of the roof beams - © KDC

BEGINNING OF JULY 2012
Laying of the roof beams
The archs intended to support the roof are laid. The roof covering will be installed in the fall, after the summer break of the building site.

Beginning of the siding installation - © KDC Beginning of the siding installation - © KDC Beginning of the siding installation - © KDC

MID-JUNE 2012
Beginning of the siding installation
On the north side of the building, the siding installation is already well underway. The façade starts to look like its final appearance.

Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC Installation of the side passageways - © KDC

BEGINNING OF JUNE 2012
Installation of the side passageways
On the ground floor, the wooden panels that make up the façade walls are installed.
On the first floor, thanks to the plate glass windows, one will enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding nature. On all the façade, the wooden louvers will provide shade during the hot summer days.

Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC Laying of the side passageways floor - © KDC

END OF MAY 2012
Laying of the side passageways floor
The carpenters lay the first floor's side passageways floor. These side passageways are separated from the temple by removable plate glass windows. It will thus be possible to increase the area of the temple during the big courses.

Construction of the first side wooden structures - © KDC Construction of the first side wooden structures - © KDC Construction of the first side wooden structures - © KDC

END OF APRIL - BEGINNING OF MAY 2012
Construction of the first side wooden structures
One profession follows another on the building site. Carpenters take over from builders and lay the wooden structures that will hold the façades. These structures leave us to guess the big size of the building.  The ground floor of the institute takes shape!

Foundations of the access stairway and of the upper footbridge - © KDC

END OF APRIL 2012
Foundations of the access stairway and of the upper footbridge
In spite of a very rainy month of April, the builders have made the foundations of the access footbridge to the temple and of the access stairway to the library.  
Well done!

Finishing of the upper floor of the library's storeroom Finishing of the upper floor of the library's storeroom

MID-APRIL 2012
Finishing of the upper floor of the library's storeroom
Every day, Lama Pourtsé walks along the building site to go to his chalet and follows attentively the progress of the work. Like him, we rejoice to see the construction making quick progress.

Laying of the pre-slabs - © KDC Laying of the pre-slabs - © KDC

MID-APRIL 2012
Laying of the pre-slabs
The pre-slabs cover the upper part of the library's storeroom. The structure of the library's storeroom is almost finished!

Laying of the long timbers - © KDC Laying of the long timbers - © KDC

BEGINNING OF APRIL 2012
Laying of the long timbers
With the help of the crane, the builders lay the long timbers.  These beams will support the floor of the first floor.

Construction of the external walls - © KDC Construction of the external walls - © KDC

BEGINNING OF APRIL 2012
Construction of the external walls
After the construction of the internal walls that delimit the library's storeroom, the external walls are build.  These low walls will make up the peripheral belt of the building.

Construction of the library's storeroom - © KDC Construction of the library's storeroom - © KDC Construction of the library's storeroom - © KDC Construction of the library's storeroom - © KDC

END OF MARCH - BEGINNING OF APRIL 2012
Construction of the library's storeroom
This area of preservation of the whole document collection will be in the heart of the building.
The books, ancient documents, texts, microfilms, CD and DVD will thus be protected from the causes of ageing: sunlight, big variations in temperature and humidity.

Supplying - © KDC Supplying - © KDC Supplying - © KDC
MID - MARCH 2012
Supplying
Alors que les premiers bourgeons apparaissent sur les arbres alentour, les matériaux de construction arrivent sur le chantier. Les travaux de gros œuvre vont bientôt pouvoir débuter.
Implementation of supplementary piles - © KDC Implementation of supplementary piles - © KDC

BEGINNING OF MARCH 2012
Implementation of supplementary piles
While the first buds appear on the nearby trees, the construction materials arrive on the building site.  The structural work will start soon.

Installation of the building site - © KDC Installation of the building site - © KDC Installation of the building site - © KDC Installation of the building site - © KDC Installation of the building site - © KDC
END OF FEBRUARY 2012
Installation of the building site
February 25, 2012, the work starts! Workers, crane, truck and backhoe loader appear near the existing slab. With them, new sounds resound in the center. During many months, the murmur of the mantras recitation will not be the only sound heard around the stupa!

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