Concept 

Three study environments social, collaborative, and individual offer opportunities for students of all learning types. By connecting these zones with a flowing interstitial space, the library will transform into a lively learning center.

To see people engaged in learning can be energizing. Consider adjacent areas and how to connect formal and informal learning spaces … Corridors, too, become part of the learning experience when they are active and provide views, as opposed to long, stark, and linear places.

– http://www.hermanmiller.com/research/solution-essays/forming-places-that-form-ideas.html

“The space between” provides physical and sensory CONNECTIONS between learning DESTINATIONS, creating a flexible work environment facilitating a depth of LEARNING beyond the traditional classroom setting.

Concept

Plan

Colored carpet squares define spatial divisions.

carper

Individual square carpet tiles can be easily swapped out when damaged. A more cost effective alternative to replacing large areas of carpeting.

  • Social Lounge: orange tiles create an inviting lively environment.
  • Collaborative Center: Frontier High School blue.
  • Individual Research: lighter blue tiles will create a calm, quiet environment.

floorplan

Perspective

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Book stacks create spatial divisions and opportunities to rest in the interstitial space.

study nook

Study nooks for quiet INDIVIDUAL environments.

Lounge

Lounge seating is reconfigurable creating a flexible SOCIAL environments.

modular tables

Modular tables allow for operability of COLLABORATIVE environment