Friday, April 20, 2018

The most beautiful new libraries in the US

The most beautiful new libraries in the US


Laurel Branch Library, designed by Grimm + Parker Architects, Largo, Maryland. - Courtesy of the AIA
Courtesy of the AIA Pico Branch Library, designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc., Santa Monica, California.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced their picks for the best new libraries and library renovations of 2018.

In addition to their stunning appearances, the libraries were recognised for their environmentally-friendly and community-oriented designs.
While projects could be located anywhere in the world, only architects licensed in the US could enter the competition. The projects also needed to be completed within the last five years.
This year’s winning libraries are below:

Opened in 1965, the Tulsa Library in Oklahoma was renovated to include new cast stone panels, interiors, and refurbished public art.

Lara SwimmerTulsa City-County Central Library, renovated by MSR Design, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Up to 140 people can congregate inside its new meeting spaces.

Lara SwimmerTulsa City-County Central Library, renovated by MSR Design, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Despite the addition of a 88,000-square foot garage, the amount of impermeable surfaces overall were reduced, alleviating stormwater runoff. The plaza, once deserted, now features plenty of space for outdoor reading.


Chris Davis Tulsa City-County Central Library, renovated by MSR Design, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Inside, the 32,000-square-foot building features nooks for reading window-side.



read more  :


https://www.aia.org/resources/187311-2018-aiaala-library-building-awards


https://streetlibrary.org.au/6-beautiful-new-libraries-us-business-insider/


http://www.businessinsider.my/library-award-winners-american-institute-of-architects-2018-4/
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