The New York Public Library has unveiled a Master Plan for its iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, one of the nation’s leading research libraries, which for over a century has stood as a symbol of open and free access to information and opportunity.
Winter Park City Commission unanimously approved Adjaye Associates’ concept design for the future Winter Park Public Library and Events Center. The project will consolidate and replace the existing library and civic center buildings.
Tianjin Binhai Public Library has been completed. MVRDV in collaboration with local architects TUPDI has completed the Tianjin Binhai Library, a 33,700 sqm cultural centre featuring a luminous spherical auditorium around which floor-to-ceiling bookcases cascade.
Design: Mecanoo / Beyer Blinder Belle, architects
Completely renovated, vastly improved Mid-Manhattan Library: The New York Public Library’s largest circulating branch is set for a transformation that will increase seats, expand services, and add public space.
Situated in the Innovation Park at Ullandhaug, Stavanger, the Archive House has been imaginatively designed by Lund+Slaatto Architects to provide a 14,000 sqm cultural research centre which includes a café, library, meeting facilities and exhibition space.
WORKac has completed its new branch library in Kew Gardens Hills, Queens. The library was among the first bevy of projects announced under DDC’s Design + Construction Excellence Program, which since 2005 has directed selected civic projects to leading design firms.
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects have revealed new visuals of the Shanghai East Library. In 2016, the practice won a three stage international competition to design the new public library that will sit adjacent to Century Park in the east part of the city.
Located in Duncraig and designed by Cox Architecture the new library and community hub is visible, vibrant, adaptable and able to be directed by the needs of the student and school.
Shortlisted architects for Peabody / Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) international design competition for a new library building in Southmere Village, Thamesmead. This new civic building will be at the heart of the first phase of 1,622 new homes to be delivered in Bexley.
With high illiteracy rate in Indonesia and lack of reading facilities, SHAU -a multi-awarded rising architecture practice- started a mission: to rekindle interest in books by offering a designed place for reading paired with multiple community activities.
The new building design by Diamond Schmitt Architects brings daylight and views to a five-storey, glass-enclosed addition. The original concept for Robarts Library included three pods surrounding the core of the library.
Architects: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design
From the idea of materialisation of paradise to the design concept of simplism, the design of the library blends together oriental and western design philosophies to offer the readers a wonderful reading space.
Design: Mecanoo and MAYU – groundbreaking news
Tainan is a city born from a history of diverse cultures, peoples and traditions. The urban fabric holds memories from the 17th century European maritime trading, the Qing Dynasty Ruling, and the Japanese settlement of the early 1900s.
Design: Andrew Berman Architect
The new library was intended above all to be an inviting, open, and accessible public space for the community. The library had to be on a single level, stitch new building to old, and be handicapped accessible.