RichardKennedy
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First Floor Plan:

1. Children's Library
2. Recording Studio
3. Classroom
4. Private Study
5. Reading Balcony
6. Male Toilet
7. Female Toilet
8. Store
9. Office

Ground Floor Plan:

1. Entrance Courtyard
2. Shop
3. Performance Space
4. Booklaunch Area
5. Librarian Office
6. AV Room
7. Library
8. Kitchen/staff room
9. Toilet
10. Meeting Room

Section A-A

Section B-B

Main St Elevation

GF Library floor finishes

FF Library floor finishes

Detail Section C-C

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Site Analysis

Design Development

Final Design

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My concept of creating an introverted and quiet library space has been achieved. The enclosure of the exterior reading/meeting space creates an appropriate threshold between the noise of the street and the solace of the interior. The materials become softer as you move towards the library, starting with stone that is carried from outside in, onto the ground floor which gradually gives way to timber as you ascend. One aspect of the brief that resonated with me throughout, was that the Poetry Base had to be 'a place of intimacy where readers can enjoy the encounter with the written word'. My design delivers this through consideration of light, space and materiality.

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