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Presentation given at the World Library and Information Congress, Milan, August 24, 2009

Presentation given at the World Library and Information Congress, Milan, August 24, 2009



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  • Competition Schemes Upper left: Robert A.M. Stern Architects Upper right: Vitetta Lower left: Michael Graves Lower right: Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer

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  • ARCHITECTURAL INTENTIONS Children and Teens Libraries Jacksonville Main Library Jacksonville, Florida, USA Alexander P. Lamis Robert A.M. Stern Architects New York, New York
  • Satellite Aerial View of Downtown Jacksonville JMOMA Hemming Plaza St. Johns River Library Site
  • Robert A.M. Stern Architects Vitetta with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Michael Graves & Associates Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Jacksonville Library Design Competition Finalists
  • Site Plan – Competition Entry 3-Dimensional Section through Grand Reading Room and Courtyard – Competition Entry Completed New Library
  • The Children’s Library
  • Second Floor Plan Section through Stair Hall, Courtyard and Children’s Department
  • Pre-Design Visioning and Programming Sessions with Architects and Library Staff Mid-Design Reviews Construction Phase Site Visits Library Input and Team Collaboration Throughout All Phases of the Project
  • Children’s Theme Option 1: “Fantasyland”
  • Children’s Theme Option 2: “Through The Trees”
  • Children’s Theme Option 3: “Water World”
  • Satellite Image of Metropolitan Jacksonville with Location Map
  • Freshwater Swamp Ecosystem Pineland Ecosystem Gopher Tortoise American Alligator Native Vegetative Ecosystems and Wildlife Mockingbird Florida Manatee
  • Story Room Model – Screened Porch Children’s Entrance Model - Grasses Materials Palette for Client’s Review COLLABORATIVE PROCESS Throughout the extent of the design phase, RAMSA and the Jacksonville Library Staff reviewed overall planning down to the smallest details of the Interior Design of the Children’s Department to ensure that the whole team had input and decision-making responsibility for the final design.
  • Children’s “Through the Grasses” Entrance Children’s Department Staff Desk
  • Alligator Sofa in Toddler Story and Play Area Tortoise Chair Swamp Boat Reading Nook Manatee Bench
  • Interior and Exterior of “Underwater” Activity Room “ Screened Porch” Children’s Theater
  • The Teen Library
  • Ground Floor Plan with Teen Area View from Popular Materials to Teen Area Adjacency that Makes Sense – Teens and PopMat
  • Popular Materials Area Features Music, Books and Magazines Used Often by Teens
  • TEENS THEME OPTIONS • Hit the Road • Surf’s Up • Pop
  • 3D Computer Framework Paper Scale Model Watercolor Rendering Construction
  • Abstract Ceiling Waves Unify A Collection of Unique Spaces
  • Technology Furnishings Reflect Current Trends in Collaborative Education
  • A Variety of Seating and Table Types Supports Diverse Young Adult Learning Styles
  • Lounge Seating Clusters allow for Casual Interactions – Libraries as Teen Community Builders