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Roadshow 2016

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MLK Library Modernization Designs

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Roadshow 2016

  1. 1. MLK Modernization Update Fall 2016
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductions • Project History • Design Presentation • Interim Services • Schedule • Q&A
  3. 3. MLK
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. www.ncpc.gov/project/mlklibrary
  6. 6. PASSIVE ACTIVE QUIET LOUDPUBLIC STAFF COMMMUNITY / ASSEMBLY Design Approach
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Existing entrance
  9. 9. New entrance exposing west monumental stairs
  10. 10. New entrance exposing east monumental stairs
  11. 11. Entrance exposing monumental stairs and children’s slide
  12. 12. Existing 9th Street & G Place exterior
  13. 13. New Café Patio on 9th Street & G Place
  14. 14. 1st Floor
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Existing vestibule
  17. 17. Vestibule exposing monumental stairs
  18. 18. Great Hall facing west monumental stairs
  19. 19. Existing public stairs
  20. 20. Existing public stairs
  21. 21. Monumental Stairs
  22. 22. Existing Great Hall Photo Credit: Matthew Carbone
  23. 23. Great Hall with new seating area beneath MLK Mural
  24. 24. MLK Mural and new seating area
  25. 25. Digital Commons and enclosed meeting rooms
  26. 26. Digital Commons and enclosed meeting rooms
  27. 27. Existing Popular Library
  28. 28. Popular Library and Café
  29. 29. A Level
  30. 30. 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
  31. 31. Stairs from Great Hall to A Level
  32. 32. A Level Program Spaces
  33. 33. A Level Program Spaces
  34. 34. 2nd Floor
  35. 35. 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
  36. 36. Existing upper floor with interior brick walls
  37. 37. Existing upper floor brick interiors
  38. 38. 2nd Floor Community Alliances with brick interiors removed
  39. 39. 2nd Floor Teen Library
  40. 40. Existing Children’s Room
  41. 41. 2nd Floor Children’s Library
  42. 42. 2nd Floor Children’s Library
  43. 43. 2nd Floor Children’s Slide
  44. 44. 2nd Floor Center for Accessibility
  45. 45. 3rd Floor – Floor Plan
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. 3rd Floor Collaboration Spaces and Study Rooms
  48. 48. Double-height Reading Room
  49. 49. Counter seating along windows
  50. 50. 4th Floor
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. 4th Floor Exhibition Space / Auditorium entrance
  53. 53. 4th Floor Special Collections with custom Washington DC table
  54. 54. 4th Floor Special Collections
  55. 55. 5th Floor
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. Final auditorium concept
  58. 58. Final auditorium concept
  59. 59. Existing Roof
  60. 60. Fifth Floor Addition and roof terrace
  61. 61. Fifth Floor Addition and roof terrace
  62. 62. Services During Construction • Philosophy – Prioritize unique services/collections – Just in time (as opposed to just in case) – Outreach to neighborhoods • New locations • Expanded branch library hours • Human Services
  63. 63. Next Steps • Complete Designs and Secure Permits • Finalize Budget and Construction Schedule • Refine Library Interim Services • Reengage Move Management Team • Communicate Plans • www.dclibrary.org/mlkfuture
  64. 64. Questions

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