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Presentation from the July 20, 2011 community meeting, part of the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library design and construction process.

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    East Boston Branch Library Design Presentation East Boston Branch Library Design Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • COMMUNITY MEETING JULY 20, 2011Boston Public LibraryEast Boston Branch
    • SITE INTRODUCTION
    • CONNECTING TO PARK
    • LIBRARY GOALS FOR EAST BOSTON
    • LIBRARY EXPERIENCE IN BOSTON AREA CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY Cambridge, MA
    • LIBRARY EXPERIENCE IN BOSTON AREA MATTAPAN PUBLIC LIBRARY Boston, MA
    • Creating Welcoming Spaces for All:  • Tall Ceilings • Daylighting • Warm, Natural MaterialsCAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY MATTAPAN BRANCH LIBRARY
    • Places that Inspires Future LearnersCAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY MATTAPAN BRANCH LIBRARY
    • EXPRESSED COMMUNITY DESIRES FOR EAST BOSTON LIBRARY1. Cutting‐edge  13. Natural Light 2. Library of the 21st century  14. Positive change 3. Innovative  15. Sense of life, external 4. Welcoming environment for  16. Highly flexible  everyone and all communities  17. Engaging with the park 5. Honoring the past, exploring the  18. Porous relationship  future  19. Safe space for young children 6. Exciting  20. A place to learn English 7. Comfortable  21. Anchor, terminal to park 8. Best library possible  22. Waves of new comers 9. Warm welcoming vibe  23. Sustainable, experience a sense of 10. Capturing the beauty of the park  “green”11. Peaceful 12. Glass and Transparency 
    • CONCEPTS FOR EAST BOSTON BRANCH
    • DESIGN GOALS: VIEW
    • DESIGN GOALS: FRONT PORCH
    • DESIGN GOALS: ICON / IDENTITY LIBRARY
    • DESIGN GOALS: OPEN ZONES SUPPORT PARKING PORCH PARK OPEN
    • DESIGN GOALS: SUPERVISION
    • DESIGN GOALS: LIGHT DEEP INTO PLAN
    • PROGRAM
    • PROGRAM OVERVIEW1.   ENTRANCE 3.   ADULT AREA • Vestibule • Reading Room • Lobby Display • Quiet Reading Room • Self Checkout • Fiction • Security Gates • Nonfiction • Self Pickup • DVDs/CDs/Books on Tape • Periodicals / Newspapers2.   CHILDREN’S AREA • Computer Areas • Reading Room • World Languages • Early Literacy • Literacy / ESL • Intermediate Collection • Reference 4.   YOUNG ADULT AREA • Periodicals • Young Adult Reading Room • DVDs/CDs/Books on CD • Young Adult Collection • World Languages • Young Adult Periodicals • Children’s Restroom • Computer Areas • Children’s Librarian
    • PROGRAM OVERVIEW 5.   SHARED SERVICES 7.   BUILDING OPERATIONS    • Multipurpose Room • Mechanical Room • Storage, Sink • Electrical Room • Conference Room • Tel/Data Room • Men’s Restrooms • Recycling / Trash Room • Women’s Restrooms • Building Storage • Drinking Fountain • Exterior Storage • Copy Area 8.   SITE AMENITIES 6.   LIBRARY STAFF • Reading Porch • Circulation Desk • Bike Rack • Workroom • Parking Spaces • Branch Librarian Office • Outdoor Mechanical Equipment • Staff Room • Staff Restroom • Book Drop • Library Storage TOTAL BUILDING AREA: +/‐ 14,870 gsf
    • STAFF DESK ENTRY ENTRY VIEW SUPPORTPORCH OPEN
    • EXTERIOR DESIGN
    • EXTERIOR + ROOF DESIGN CONCEPT
    • ROOF DESIGN EVOLUTION
    • ROOF DESIGN EVOLUTION VIEW FROM PARK VIEW FROM BREMEN + PRESCOTT
    • GREEN DESIGN SUMMARY DESIGN STANDARDS • Tracking LEED Silver • City of Boston – Stretch Energy Code:  • Currently tracking 36% Energy Savings over baseline • NStar Advanced Buildings Program PRIMARY STRATEGIES • Advanced Glazing • Highly Insulated Roof & Walls • High‐Efficiency Mechanical Systems • Daylighting • Durable, Low‐impact Materials • Alternative Transportation and Smart Siting • Stormwater Recharge • Rainwater Harvesting for Irrigation • Native Plantings
    • PROJECT WALK-THROUGH
    • SITE PLAN BREMEN STREET ENTRY PARK PORCH PARKING BIKE PATH
    • ENTRY QUIET SUPPORT READING ROOMPORCH ADULT YA MP CHILDREN’S
    • MULTIPURPOSE ROOMMEETING  INFORMAL  CRAFTS(UP TO 80) PERFORMANCE
    • COMMUNITY MEETING JULY 20, 2011Q&A