Contemporary Library Architecture: A Planning and Design Guide

Contemporary Library Architecture: A Planning and Design Guide

Ken Worpole


Focusing at the functional matters which have to be addressed by means of an individual interested by library layout, the following Ken Worpole deals his well known services to architects, planners, library execs, scholars, neighborhood govt officials and participants drawn to developing and maintaining profitable library structures and prone. Contemporary Library structure: A making plans and layout Guide features:

  • a brief historical past of library structure
  • an account of a few of the main specific new library designs of the 20th & 21st centuries
  • an define of the method for constructing a winning short and setting up a venture administration team
  • a delineation of the commissioning process
  • practical recommendation on the way to take care of important components equivalent to public accessibility, stock-holding, ICT, again place of work features, children’s providers, co-location with different providers similar to studying centres and vacationer & details prone an sustainability
  • in intensity case experiences from worldwide, together with public and educational libraries from the united kingdom, Europe and the US
  • full color illustrations all through, exhibiting technical information and images.

This publication is the final word advisor for someone forthcoming library design.

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