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Tête Carrée

Tête Carrée

The Square Head (Tête Carrée) is a monument houses the administrative offices of the Central Library of Nice, France.

The Square Head is a monumental sculpture 30 meters high. It is composed of a cubic part of 14 m with the offices of the library Louis Nucera, supported at the bottom by a huge bust , truncated at the mouth.


Plans for the library were made in 1996 by the architects Francis Chapus and Yves Bayard, in combination with the sculptor Sacha Sosno . The building was inaugurated on 29 June 2002.

The lighting at night is done by Yann Kersalé.

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  • Uploaded on April 13, 2013
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    by Erik van den Ham