Tours

Northside Branch Tour - Transformation & Community Building

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Wednesday, August 31, 2017

Presenters:

Michael Suriano, NBBJ
AIA / LEED AP BD+C / NCARB

Tracy Perry, NBBJ
LEED Legacy / NCARB

New libraries require new thinking about how to be flexible, transparent, efficient and relevant in a digital era. The Columbus Metropolitan Library’s new Northside Branch meets this reality in dramatic fashion, with a cantilevered “reading loft” that engages High Street, shelters a public plaza at the main entrance, grants visitors an elevated view of the city, and shifts between library-specific functions and outside events as needed.

The interior centers on a “living room” that houses the library’s main collection. Washed with indirect daylight from high above, it is outfitted with comfortable reading zones, study nooks, a coffee bar and an aquarium. Additional spaces — the meeting rooms, children’s zone, teen reading area and quiet lounge — ramp up from the living room and culminate in the reading loft.

 

2.0 HSW LU

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Northside Branch Library
1423 N High St,
Columbus, OH 43201

$10 | Associate AIA Members

$20 | AIA Members and Affiliate

$40 | Non-Member Guests

 

 

 

 

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