Public Library By: vlasta2
UGO Architecture has designed a model for a public library meant to be located in a small town of about 15,000 residents. The ‘Culture Island’ project was based on research from 2010 by the Office for Readership Research of the National Library and Public Opinion Research Centre TNS OBOP. The research showed in part via various surveys “carried out among municipality citizens… the citizens rarely indicated the need to build a new library. The facilities (desired) are public facilities such as kindergartens, large self-service shops, or recreational facilities”. The architects took this information and created a concept that included both a library and some other public facility, like a swimming pool. The integration of both a library/learning center and recreational function would instigate a greater desire of reading and of education, and satisfy citizens’ wants.
Read More: Culture Island: Public Library Proposal / UGO Architecture