THIRD PRIZE: 2013 national competition project | Library Redesign #027
To renovate and redesign my school's library at 5th floor center section of brooklyn tech. The current library at my school have many problems such as large amount of books that are never checked out, therefore gather large amounts of dust in the library. Not enough computers for students to properly do their researches
We are living in a new era of technologies, machines and advance electricanical products. Books are essentials for students to get accurate and detailed information for students. But the definition of books may have been changed for the last few years. From research, students have i-phone, ipads, nook and other electronical devices will more likely to look up information with their phone instead of opening an actual paper book.
Electronical books are becoming more and more popular with the younger audiences. Library all have multiple computers for students and researchers to look up and access quick infromation online.
Over all, the school library is a place for students to study, research and learn. The school library provide an environment that they may not have at home or any other places.
Two of the biggest problems that I find high school libraries are facing right now are providing study area for students with different needs and also its integration into the new technological era.
Two possible solutions that I have came up with for the library design solutions are adding a second floor balcony or I can increase the amount of computers in the library seeing how we are currently in a computer era.
Here is the final design of the library I have came up with. The design include a clear center path to easy access flow and passage for traveling. It also have a balcony, creating more sitting areas in the library to allow more students to access it.