East Boston Branch Library Design Presentation

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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

  1. 1. COMMUNITY MEETING JULY 20, 2011Boston Public LibraryEast Boston Branch
  2. 2. SITE INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. CONNECTING TO PARK
  4. 4. LIBRARY GOALS FOR EAST BOSTON
  5. 5. LIBRARY EXPERIENCE IN BOSTON AREA CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY Cambridge, MA
  6. 6. LIBRARY EXPERIENCE IN BOSTON AREA MATTAPAN PUBLIC LIBRARY Boston, MA
  7. 7. Creating Welcoming Spaces for All:  • Tall Ceilings • Daylighting • Warm, Natural MaterialsCAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY MATTAPAN BRANCH LIBRARY
  8. 8. Places that Inspires Future LearnersCAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY MATTAPAN BRANCH LIBRARY
  9. 9. 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 
  10. 10. CONCEPTS FOR EAST BOSTON BRANCH
  11. 11. DESIGN GOALS: VIEW
  12. 12. DESIGN GOALS: FRONT PORCH
  13. 13. DESIGN GOALS: ICON / IDENTITY LIBRARY
  14. 14. DESIGN GOALS: OPEN ZONES SUPPORT PARKING PORCH PARK OPEN
  15. 15. DESIGN GOALS: SUPERVISION
  16. 16. DESIGN GOALS: LIGHT DEEP INTO PLAN
  17. 17. PROGRAM
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. STAFF DESK ENTRY ENTRY VIEW SUPPORTPORCH OPEN
  21. 21. EXTERIOR DESIGN
  22. 22. EXTERIOR + ROOF DESIGN CONCEPT
  23. 23. ROOF DESIGN EVOLUTION
  24. 24. ROOF DESIGN EVOLUTION VIEW FROM PARK VIEW FROM BREMEN + PRESCOTT
  25. 25. 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
  26. 26. PROJECT WALK-THROUGH
  27. 27. SITE PLAN BREMEN STREET ENTRY PARK PORCH PARKING BIKE PATH
  28. 28. ENTRY QUIET SUPPORT READING ROOMPORCH ADULT YA MP CHILDREN’S
  29. 29. MULTIPURPOSE ROOMMEETING  INFORMAL  CRAFTS(UP TO 80) PERFORMANCE
  30. 30. COMMUNITY MEETING JULY 20, 2011Q&A

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