New Bodleian Library Refurbishment
9 March 2010
‘A storehouse of knowledge … an engine for scholarship:
Modernising the Bo...
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Client Brief Key Objectives:
- Safeguarding the collections
- Modernising research facilities
- Promoting the collection...
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Objectives: Safeguarding the collections
Standards:
Environmental control
Fire suppression
Common services
Oxford has ‘s...
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Objectives: Modernising research facilities
Changing modes of scholarship
Evidence-based learning
Graduate studies
Resea...
5
Objectives: Promoting the collections for wider understanding
New Bodleian a ‘shy’ building
Great collections cannot be ...
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• LIBRARY STRATEGY
New Bodleian and Giles Gilbert-Scott
The New Bodleian was designed for a different world:
The Univers...
Giles Gilbert-Scott
Broad Street – as existing
Perception – Public identity
What do we want the New Bodleian to say?
Seat of learning & academia
Sought after destination...
Existing View from Sheldonian
New Bodleian – Concept
Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective Section
Site Plan
Forming the entrance – Proposed Perspective View from Broad Street - West
Forming the entrance – South Faç ade Proposed
Forming the entrance – Proposed Steps and South
Colonnade
Forming the entrance – Proposed Steps and South
Colonnade
Forming the entrance – Proposed Perspective View from Broad Street - East
Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Entrance Hall
Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Exhibition Gallery
Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Seminar / Auditorium
Level H – Ground Floor Plan - Reader Access Areas
Reader Access Areas - Original Photos of Existing East Entrance, Corridor and Vestibule
Reader Access Areas – Proposed East Corridor
Reader Access Areas – Proposed East Corridor
Reader Access Areas – Perspective View of Refurbished East Corridor
Reader Access Areas – Perspective View of Refurbished Parks Road Lobby
Level F – First Floor Plan - Reader Access Areas – General Enquiries
Reader Access Areas – Perspective View of Proposed General Enquiries
Reader Access Areas – Perspective View of Proposed General Enquiries
Reader Access Areas - Original Photos of First Floor Catalogue Room and Reading room
Reader Access Areas - Original Photo of First Floor Catalogue Room
Reader Access Areas - Proposed Refurbished Reading Rooms 1 & 2
Reader Access Areas - Existing Photo of former Catalogue Room
Reader Access Areas – Proposed Perspective View of Refurbished Reading Room
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Preservation and refurbishment of Reading Room
Study Centre - Proposed Perspective View from East
Study Centre - Proposed Perspective View from West
Reader Access Areas – Reading room 3 – Perspective view
Section – G-G - Basement Bookstack Areas
Level L - Basement -3 Plan
Level K - Basement -2 Plan
Level J - Basement -1 Plan
‘An ark to save learning from the deluge’ (Francis Bacon: 1620)
At a ‘decisive moment’ in the University’s history:
Major ...
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    1. 1. New Bodleian Library Refurbishment 9 March 2010 ‘A storehouse of knowledge … an engine for scholarship: Modernising the Bodleian Library’
    2. 2. 2 Client Brief Key Objectives: - Safeguarding the collections - Modernising research facilities - Promoting the collections for wider understanding
    3. 3. 3 Objectives: Safeguarding the collections Standards: Environmental control Fire suppression Common services Oxford has ‘skipped a generation’ Space: Growth Good management Complete renewal of storage facilities Meet British Standards Satisfy Government Conservation Centre High-level care for the special collections Leading institution for research into science of preservation.
    4. 4. 4 Objectives: Modernising research facilities Changing modes of scholarship Evidence-based learning Graduate studies Research skills Masterclasses Digital scholarship Visiting scholars and research culture Dissemination of research Exhibitions Digital resources New reading rooms Operational efficiency Facilities for digitally-based scholarship Digital Media Centre Facilities for teaching Masterclasses Visiting Scholars Centre Research culture
    5. 5. 5 Objectives: Promoting the collections for wider understanding New Bodleian a ‘shy’ building Great collections cannot be shared by public Contribution of the University to science, learning and culture New audiences Exhibitions 50, 000 visitors per exhibition ‘Permanent’ treasures Loans Research outputs
    6. 6. 6 • LIBRARY STRATEGY New Bodleian and Giles Gilbert-Scott The New Bodleian was designed for a different world: The University of Oxford was smaller and less research-intensive Researchers operated in different ways The general public had a different view of ‘the heritage’.
    7. 7. Giles Gilbert-Scott
    8. 8. Broad Street – as existing
    9. 9. Perception – Public identity What do we want the New Bodleian to say? Seat of learning & academia Sought after destination for academics Reservoir of accumulated knowledge Public not excluded Gravitas versus accessibility
    10. 10. Existing View from Sheldonian
    11. 11. New Bodleian – Concept
    12. 12. Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective Section
    13. 13. Site Plan
    14. 14. Forming the entrance – Proposed Perspective View from Broad Street - West
    15. 15. Forming the entrance – South Faç ade Proposed
    16. 16. Forming the entrance – Proposed Steps and South Colonnade
    17. 17. Forming the entrance – Proposed Steps and South Colonnade
    18. 18. Forming the entrance – Proposed Perspective View from Broad Street - East
    19. 19. Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Entrance Hall
    20. 20. Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Exhibition Gallery
    21. 21. Ground Floor Public Areas – Perspective View of Proposed Seminar / Auditorium
    22. 22. Level H – Ground Floor Plan - Reader Access Areas
    23. 23. Reader Access Areas - Original Photos of Existing East Entrance, Corridor and Vestibule
    24. 24. Reader Access Areas – Proposed East Corridor
    25. 25. Reader Access Areas – Proposed East Corridor
    26. 26. Reader Access Areas – Perspective View of Refurbished East Corridor
    27. 27. Reader Access Areas – Perspective View of Refurbished Parks Road Lobby
    28. 28. Level F – First Floor Plan - Reader Access Areas – General Enquiries
    29. 29. Reader Access Areas – Perspective View of Proposed General Enquiries
    30. 30. Reader Access Areas – Perspective View of Proposed General Enquiries
    31. 31. Reader Access Areas - Original Photos of First Floor Catalogue Room and Reading room
    32. 32. Reader Access Areas - Original Photo of First Floor Catalogue Room
    33. 33. Reader Access Areas - Proposed Refurbished Reading Rooms 1 & 2
    34. 34. Reader Access Areas - Existing Photo of former Catalogue Room
    35. 35. Reader Access Areas – Proposed Perspective View of Refurbished Reading Room 1
    36. 36. Preservation and refurbishment of Reading Room
    37. 37. Study Centre - Proposed Perspective View from East
    38. 38. Study Centre - Proposed Perspective View from West
    39. 39. Reader Access Areas – Reading room 3 – Perspective view
    40. 40. Section – G-G - Basement Bookstack Areas
    41. 41. Level L - Basement -3 Plan
    42. 42. Level K - Basement -2 Plan
    43. 43. Level J - Basement -1 Plan
    44. 44. ‘An ark to save learning from the deluge’ (Francis Bacon: 1620) At a ‘decisive moment’ in the University’s history: Major project to renew Library facilities New Bodleian project at the heart of these plans: the most important library development in Oxford for 400 years New Bodleian will result in the transformation of the infrastructure for scholarship
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