[Suriano & Perry] [Library Design: Community Transformation] IFLA LBES 2016
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We believe design can solve all problems.
We believe it can help individuals and societies thrive, not just survive.
We believe that everyone is entitled to great design.
We advocate publicly for great design and inspired buildings and cities.
APPROACH / PROCESS
We de s ig n ph ys ica l s pa ce s th a t u s e
da ta , s m a ll a n d big , to g ive pow e r
to th e a m big u ou s , s e r e n dipitou s ,
a n d w on dr ou s .
We u s e ou r w or k a n d w or d to
con fr on t pr e s s in g g l oba l ch a llenges
l ike cl im ate ch a n g e, s ocia l in e qu ity
a n d w e l lbein g .
We in t e g r a t e r e s e a r ch in to ou r
pr oce s s s u ppor t in g e n vir on m e n ts
con t r ibu tin g to e n h a n ced
e xpe r ie n ces a n d h u m a n pe r for m a n ce
We a dvoca t e pu bl icly for g r e a t
de s ig n a n d in s pir e d bu il din g s a n d
citie s .
The new DRIVING PARK
branch library is at once
addressing the challenge of
what it means to be a library
in the information age, but
also tasked with providing a
community with a much-
needed catalyst for solidarity
and positive change.
HOW DOES THE PHYSICAL SPACE OF THE
LIBRARY MANIFEST ITSELF IN A WAY THAT
IS RELEVANT TO ITS CONTEXT AND
COMMUNITY AS AN EXTENSION OF THE
The Driving Park neighborhood
has one of the highest violent
crime rates in the City of
CONSTRUCTION COMMENCED ON
JULY 31ST 2013.
THE BUILDING OPENED TO THE
PUBLIC ON JULY 12TH 2014.
INCREASE IN VISITS
INCREASE IN HOMEWORK HELP USE
INCREASE IN COMPUTER SIGN-UPS
INCREASE IN MEETING ROOM USE
INCREASE IN CHILDRENS BOOK CHECK-OUTS
STORMWATER CONTROLLED ON SITE
The NORTHSIDE LIBRARY
currently sits at a junction of
four significant urban
vectors in Columbus and
rather than one single
contextual driver, the library
is a reflection of this unique
junction, as such celebrating
the scale, material and
vibrancy of these