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Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
Brisbane City Library Case Study
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Brisbane City Library Case Study

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Design features of the new central library in Brisbane.

Design features of the new central library in Brisbane.

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  • 1. Brisbane Square Library Brisbane City Centre 2007
  • 2. Modern city building <ul><li>Visible, identifiable, recognisable </li></ul><ul><li>Prominent location that is easily described </li></ul><ul><li>“ At the top of Queen St” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Opposite the casino” </li></ul>
  • 3. Modern city building Distinctive building with plaza
  • 4. Street approach Legible signage
  • 5. Bus stop at door Access, welcome Activity, liveliness
  • 6. Foyer – spacious sightlines to plaza Long sightlines Indoor/outdoor Natural light
  • 7. Foyer – library + cafe Spacious scale; activity; natural light; wayfinding
  • 8. Into the library Functional definition Security
  • 9. Returns conveyor Hi-tech leading practice Defining quality Efficiency Intrigue/stories
  • 10. DIY book checkout Hi-tech leading practice Defining quality Efficiency Intrigue/stories
  • 11. Up to the action! Escalator core – sightlines Natural light Activity Efficiency and convenience
  • 12. Not in Kansas any more Iconic meeting room Design aesthetics Light – nature + artifice Activity zone Studying in active zone Complex patterns – colour and light
  • 13. Active core Spacious, open, sightlines Design aesthetic Active area Wayfinding, circulation
  • 14. IT lounge Functional zones Quieter zone Natural light Diversity of seating Spacious / expansive Soothing colours
  • 15. Transparent study/meeting rooms Safe spaces Easy to supervise Natural light to core Long sightlines External outlooks
  • 16. Studious outlooks Study opportunities in central thoroughfare Natural light :: Wide thoroughfare Plants :: Sightlines :: Stimulating colours
  • 17. Studious outlooks Study opportunities in quiet thoroughfares Natural light Sightlines Intimate scale
  • 18. Fiction Familiar fiction section Librarian desk Display cases – local history Study desks Wide thoroughfares Shelves – 3 high
  • 19. Kids Protected nook Identifiable by décor In view of staff desk
  • 20. Kids Enclosed :: protected Identifiable by décor Child-size furniture Fantasy décor ‘ Home’ by Narelle Oliver was commissioned by Brisbane City Council
  • 21. Out the window Active plaza Sightlines Natural light
  • 22. Diverse study/leisure areas Variety – purpose, colour, scale, program spaces
  • 23. Acoustic Flooring – carpet Ceilings – textile and contour Listening stations
  • 24. Environmental biology Mountain :: Desert :: Cave :: Forest :: Coast Savannah But we thrive in environments that have characteristics of the savannahs that human life evolved in. We can survive in a wide range of environments Stephen Boyd
  • 25. 9 hall marks of ‘savannah’ buildings <ul><li>Balance between visual access and visual enclosure </li></ul><ul><li>Visual perspectives – horizontal rather than vertical </li></ul><ul><li>Long sight lines </li></ul><ul><li>Presence of tree-like forms (especially overhead canopy) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple retreats </li></ul><ul><li>Daylight </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate levels of patterned complexity </li></ul><ul><li>Movement – flicker, light changes, flying, waving </li></ul><ul><li>Low background noise </li></ul>

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