Archive for the ‘Library’ Category
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Article source: Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico
The new library is located on a large rectangular plot in the center of Girona. Bounded on the north by busy Avenue Emili Grahit, the site is embedded in a dense and compact neighborhood of tall residential blocks. These urban conditions – plus the fact that this is the largest library in the network of public libraries in Catalunya – contributed to the development of a design strategy based on two main considerations.
Image Courtesy © Pepo Segura
- Architects: Mario Corea, Lluís Moran, Sebastián Guerrico
- Project: Carles Rahola State Public Library
- Location: Girona, Spain
- Photography: Pepo Segura
- Year: 2014
- Structural Engineer: David García / BIS Arquitectes
- Mechanical Engineer: Eduard Bou / K2
- Construction: Copcisa
- Collaborators: Lorena Airasca, Cesc Buxo, Isis Campos, Marina Correia, María Soledad Díaz, Laura Guitart, Consuelo Koch, Víctor Moita, André Mota, Alexandra Perez, Alex Puig, Aristides Pujalte, Amanda Soler, Leticia Wouk
- Area: 8.072 m2
Saturday, January 17th, 2015
Article source: Archohm
The big blank concrete central library of the Shoolini University in Solan, over looks a beautiful green valley. Conceptually, this four floor structure is an intense interconnected volume of voids and solids, connecting the entire building as a large functional plate.
Image Courtesy © Andre J Fanthome& Mridu Sahai
- Architects: Archohm
- Project: Yognanda Library
- Location: Solan, India
- Photography: Andre J Fanthome& Mridu Sahai
Friday, January 9th, 2015
Article source: Zeller & Moye
‘Archivo’ is a new space for Mexico City offering an exciting mixture of manifold programs, that aims to further enrich the cultural and social life of the metropolis.
Located in the heart of Mexico City, the new cultural hub is comprised of spaces for temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection of design pieces as well as room for educational and communal activities, social events and commercial use. ‘Archivo’ will attract both locals and first-time visitors, and will thus bring new life and regenerative energy into an undiscovered part of central Mexico City.
Image Courtesy © Zeller & Moye
- Architects: Zeller & Moye
- Project: ARCHIVO tower project
- Location: Mexico City
- Team: Christoph Zeller, Ingrid Moye, Directors / Omar G. Muñoz, Marielle Rivero
- COLLABORATORS: FR-EE: Fernando Romero, Director
- STATUS: In development
- SIZE (m2 and ft2): 3,000 m2 / 32,300 ft2
- DATE: 2013 – 2016
- COST: USD$ 4,000,000
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Article source: REX Architect
As part of its architect selection process for the New Central Library (NCL), CMLC requested the finalist firms create a conceptual model revealing their design approach. The model was to be amalleable strategy, not a fixed proposal, that exhibited each proponent’s vision for the library of the future. Essential mandates were to make the building as adaptable as possible and to integrate it into the neighborhood as an urban catalyst. The ideas incorporated into REX’s malleable strategy stem from our analysis of the NCL’s organizational DNA.
Image Courtesy © Luxigon
- Architects: REX
- Project: CALGARY NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY
- Location: Alberta, Canada
- Photography: Luxigon
- CLIENT: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)
- PROGRAM: New central library for the city of Calgary, including (A-Z) administration space, auditoria, book collections, Children’s Library, concourse, Learning Commons, offices, operations, and Teens’ Center; plus a strategy for a mixed-use site partner and outdoor recreational space
- AREA: 26,600 m² (286,000 sf)
- PROJECT COST: $250 million CAD
- STATUS: Limited competition 2013, one of the four finalists
- KEY PERSONNEL: Adam Chizmar, Stacy Christensen, Alysen Hiller, Tomas Janka, Roberto Otero, Joshua Prince-Ramus, Ishtiaq Rafiuddin, Aude Soffer, Elina Spruza, Matthew Uselman, Matthew Zych
- CONSULTANTS: Magnusson Klemencic, Scatliff + Miller + Murray
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
Article source: schmidt/hammer/ lassen architects/
As the new Halifax Central Library opens to the public on 13 December 2014, the citizens of Halifax, Canada,have been given a civic landmark which has already received international recognition. The contract to design the 15,000 m2library was won in an international competition in 2010 by the Danish schmidt hammer lassen architects and local firm Fowler Bauld & Mitchell. Sited on a prominent location in the heart of Halifax, the library stands as a cultural hub accessible to everyone and as a result of what can be achieved through co-creation.
Image Courtesy © Adam Mør
- Architects: schmidt/hammer/ lassen architects/
- Project: New Halifax Central Library
- Location: Canada
- Photography: Adam Mørk
- Architect team: Fowler Bauld& Mitchell (prime consultant architect)
- Engineers: Structural:SNC Lavalin Inc., Ove Arup (Concept Design), Mechanical:CBCL Limited, Ove Arup (Concept Design), Electrical: CBCL Limited, Ove Arup (Concept Design)
- Landscape architect: GordonRatcliffe Landscape Architect
- Project Manager: Halifax Regional Municipality
- Client: Halifax Regional Municipality, Halifax Public Libraries
- Status: Construction period 2011-2014
- Competition: 2010, 1st prize in international competition
- Construction budget: € 33 million excl. VAT
- Area: 15,000 m2
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Article source: Selim Senin
The main specialty of Danish culture is HYGGE. To reflect this cultural specialty on the project, spaces where people can spend time together, talk to each other, enjoy the scenery, make sportive activities, make presentations, and watch movies at night, etc. have been adopted. Three different routes have been planned to reach the terraces on which people can socialize. Our proposal is not merely a library to enter but a platform on which urban life keeps continuing thus a building which integrates with the city. As a response to classical repellant cognition of libraries, the building has a potential which can form an urban focus and where people would like to enjoy their day and night.
Image Courtesy © selim senin
- Architects: Selim Senin
- Project: COPENHAGEN MODERN LIBRARY
- Location: COPENHAGEN, Denmark
- Software used: Sketchup , Autocad , Photoshop , vray
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
Article source: Perkins Eastman
Located in one of the DC’s oldest African-American neighborhoods, the Deanwood Community Center and Library is a joint-use facility that features educational, recreational, and athletic programs for all ages. The variety of programming —early care and education center, recreation pool, sound recording studio, and public library—serves both the local community and patrons from across the city.
Image Courtesy © Joseph Romeo
- Architects: Perkins Eastman
- Project: Deanwood Community Center and Library
- Location: U.S.A.
- Photography: Joseph Romeo
- Software used: Revit 2014 for renderings in the early stages in the design process.
Sunday, November 9th, 2014
Article source: Stephenson & Turner
HEADLINE: From a previously unseen building to a fun, colourful and vibrant part of the community.
S&T has worked with the staff and key stakeholders at Kereru Park Campus in South Auckland to give their school a fresh presence from the street with a new administration and library building. The previous buildings were hidden; almost unseen from the road and plagued by weather tightness issues.
Image Courtesy © Stephenson & Turner
- Architects: Stephenson & Turner
- Project: KERERU PARK CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION & LIBRARY BUILDING
- Location: Auckland, New Zealand
- Software used: The initial design was done in Sketch Up 6/7 and the project developed & documented in Revit 2013.
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
Article source: Schmidt hammer lassen architects
schmidt hammer lassen architects´ first built library in Canada, the Highlands Branch Library in Edmonton, Alberta, has officially opened. The 1,500 square metre library, which was won in 2010 with local Marshall Tittemore Architects, provides the Highlands’ community with a distinctive landmark which underlines that this new creative centre for learning is open and accessible.
Image Courtesy © Merle ProsofskyPhotography Ltd.
- Architects: Schmidt hammer lassen architects
- Project: Official opening of the new Highlands Branch Library
- Location: Edmonton, Canada
- Photography: Merle ProsofskyPhotography Ltd.
- Architect team: Marshall Tittemore Architects
- Client: Edmonton Public Library City of Edmonton
- Area: 1,500 m2
- Engineer: Read Jones Christoffersen, Smith + Andersen, Hemisphere Engineering, ISL Engineering Ltd
- Landscape architect: Dialog
- Sustainability: Targeting a LEED Silver certification
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Article source: Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong
THE PINCH is a library and community center in Shuanghe Village, Yunnan Province, China. The project is part of a government led reconstruction effort after an earthquake in Sept 2012. The majority of village houses were destroyed, leaving the residents living in tents for up to one year. After the earthquake the government has sponsored new concrete and brick houses and a large central plaza. During the first site visit, the houses remained incomplete and the plaza was a large empty site.
Image Courtesy © Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong
- Architects: Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin / The University of Hong Kong
- Project: THE PINCH
- Location: Shuanghe Village, Yunnan Province, China
- Software used: Rhino
- Construction: Kunming Dianmuju Shangmao Company
- Funding: Supported by the Knowledge Exchange Impact Award, HKU
- Project Team: Crystal Kwan (Project Manager), Ashley Hinchcliffe, Connie Cheng, Johnny Cullinan, Jacky Huang, Joyce Ip, Yvonne Xu Meng
- Date: September 2012 – April 2014
- Size: 80 sqm
- Cost: 130,000 rmb
- Unit Cost: 1600 rmb/sqm