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Mlk final designs

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Final design for the modernization of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.

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Mlk final designs

  1. 1. MLK Modernization Final Designs
  2. 2. MLK
  3. 3. Summary of Community Engagement • Feedback from thousands of DC residents • Public Architect Selection Process – Technical Evaluation Committee – MLK Advisory Panel • 13 Subject/Age-Specific Focus Groups • 60 Community/Stakeholder Meetings • NCPC Oversight and Public Review
  4. 4. www.ncpc.gov/project/mlklibrary
  5. 5. PASSIVE ACTIVE QUIET LOUDPUBLIC STAFF COMMMUNITY / ASSEMBLY Design Approach
  6. 6. What We Heard • A more welcoming entrance • Incorporate more glass for more visibility • Add a café with tables and seating outdoors • Remove brick wherever possible • Make it easy to find the stairs • Bigger, faster elevators
  7. 7. Existing entrance
  8. 8. New entrance exposing west monumental stairs
  9. 9. New entrance exposing east monumental stairs
  10. 10. Entrance exposing monumental stairs and children’s slide
  11. 11. Existing 9th Street & G Place exterior
  12. 12. New Café Patio on 9th Street & G Place
  13. 13. 1st Floor
  14. 14. What We Heard • Open up the stairwells • Make it easier to find your way around the building • Activate the Great Hall. It feels empty • It would be such a joy to walk up a well-lit public staircase
  15. 15. Existing vestibule
  16. 16. Vestibule exposing monumental stairs
  17. 17. Great Hall facing west monumental stairs
  18. 18. Existing public stairs
  19. 19. Existing public stairs
  20. 20. Monumental Stairs
  21. 21. Existing Great Hall Photo Credit: Matthew Carbone
  22. 22. Great Hall with new seating area beneath MLK Mural
  23. 23. MLK Mural and new seating area
  24. 24. Digital Commons and enclosed meeting rooms
  25. 25. Digital Commons and enclosed meeting rooms
  26. 26. Existing Popular Library
  27. 27. Popular Library and Café
  28. 28. A Level
  29. 29. What We Heard • Brighten up the A Level. It is intimidating / scary • Provide more program spaces in a variety of sizes • Include all the latest technology • Put the noisy activities on the lower level
  30. 30. Stairs from Great Hall to A Level
  31. 31. A Level Program Spaces
  32. 32. A Level Program Spaces
  33. 33. 2nd Floor
  34. 34. What We Heard • Eliminate wasted spaces and long dark corridors • Neighborhood needs a child-centered space • Make the teen space comfortable with a variety of seating • Natural light and view to outside
  35. 35. Existing upper floor with interior brick walls
  36. 36. Existing upper floor brick interiors
  37. 37. 2nd Floor Community Alliances with brick interiors removed
  38. 38. 2nd Floor Teen Library
  39. 39. Existing Children’s Room
  40. 40. 2nd Floor Children’s Library
  41. 41. 2nd Floor Children’s Library
  42. 42. 2nd Floor Children’s Slide
  43. 43. 2nd Floor Center for Accessibility
  44. 44. 3rd Floor – Floor Plan
  45. 45. What We Heard • There needs to be a great reading room – well lit, big space • Seating near the windows • Include study spaces like you have in the branches • Incorporate public art
  46. 46. 3rd Floor Collaboration Spaces and Study Rooms
  47. 47. Double-height Reading Room
  48. 48. Counter seating along windows
  49. 49. 4th Floor
  50. 50. What We Heard • Provide space for exhibits • Be sure to honor Dr. King in the building • Make it easier to find Special Collections • Create an event space for conferences and meetings
  51. 51. 4th Floor Exhibition Space / Auditorium entrance
  52. 52. 4th Floor Special Collections with custom Washington DC table
  53. 53. 4th Floor Special Collections
  54. 54. 5th Floor
  55. 55. What We Heard • Include an auditorium space for performances • Create a place where people can sit outside and read or meet friends • Include pre-function space • Incorporate “green” elements into the design
  56. 56. Design Evolution
  57. 57. Design Evolution – Initial auditorium concept
  58. 58. Design Evolution – Revised auditorium concept
  59. 59. Final auditorium concept
  60. 60. Final auditorium concept
  61. 61. Existing Roof
  62. 62. Fifth Floor Addition and roof terrace
  63. 63. Fifth Floor Addition and roof terrace

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