10 February 2009

Seattle Central Library

The Seattle Central Library redefines the role of the library as a public institution. In an age when people can access the world's information from their homes, the library makes itself vital by being a multimedia source for knowledge, resources and human interaction.
Instead of open spaces between clusters of bookshelves defining nondescript multipurpose spaces, the Seattle model uses defined platforms for specific purposes. The spaces in between the platforms function as trading floors where librarians inform and stimulate, where the interface between the different platforms is organized—spaces for work, interaction, and play.

The reading rooms and well read facades keep coming. Library design for the future.

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